These books had protagonists, not heroes. After that, his growing knowledge of and appreciation and love for the woman who bore him inspired a well-received nonfiction work and no doubt influenced his fiction in crucial ways.

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Among Exley’s minions: Wendell ‘‘Bud’’ White: ‘‘frustrated because he wasn’t that smart, he wasn’t really a Homicide detective—he was the guy they brought in to scare other guys shitless.’’ Then there’s Jack ‘‘the Big V’’ Vincennes, official police adviser to the TV show Badge of Honor (a lot like Dragnet, aka Badge 714), engineer of juicy cop stories for Hush-Hush magazine (remember Confidential? And why? The liberals’ current cause, in support of a Hollywood trade-union picketing Howard Hughes’ studio for better pay, puts the left-wingers in opposition to Mickey Cohen’s mob, which supports the rival Teamsters union.

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