Tied to a film starring Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Guy Pierce, James Cromwell and Kevin Spacey.
An intricate procedural set in 1950s L.A. has crooked cops participating in a shoot-out with gangsters and in a precinct-house riot. According to PW , although ``even the most noble of the characters here are relentlessly sleazy. . . their grueling, sometimes maniacal schemes make a compelling read for the stout of heart.'' (July)