The Blue Knight

Novel, Mystery by Joseph Wambaugh


The Blue Knight is the second novel by former LAPD detective Joseph Wambaugh, and was written while he was still a serving detective. It follows the last days on the beat for a veteran LAPD police officer, detailing his thoughts and actions from a first person perspective. The narrative is written in a coarse, sometimes self-deprecating manner; in the first chapter, Bumper refers to himself as having "an ass two nightsticks wide".

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