By Miles Corwin
Gaining exceptional entry to the LAPD, crime reporter Miles Corwin shadows murder detectives at the suggest streets of South critical L.A. Pete "Raz" Razanskas and Marcella Winn have been not likely companions: one a crusty 22-year veteran of the strength; the opposite a street-smart lady from the 'hood. A photo, uncensored examine genuine police officers and genuine killers, this e-book is that infrequent blend of first-class reportage and riveting storytelling that might depart readers shaken, trained, and blasted unsleeping.
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She sits on a small wooden stool and tightly grips a white handkerchief in both hands, frequently pausing to dry her eyes. Their house is at the outer edges of the Mexico City sprawl, a neighborhood for the working poor set in the smoggy foot hills above the city. The narrow cobbled streets have the feel of a rural pueblo. Horses pull loads of lumber; chickens squawk in sidewalk cages; dogs snooze on corrugated metal roofs. The Gonzales family lives in a small house with uncovered cement floors and an open-air kitchen.
Then give them the bad news. Razanskas calls the brother and tells him he has some very important information about Felipe Gonzales and asks him to come to the station. " Fortunately, the brother agrees. When the brother arrives at the station, Razanskas, who spent his childhood years in Venezuela, begins interviewing him in fluent Spanish. After Razanskas obtains the information he needs, he shows the brother the Polaroid picture he took of the victim shortly after death. The brother's expression never changes, but his eyes fill with tears.
Both looked like teenagers. The detectives head back to the office, frustrated that they just missedthe suspectsby a day. All theycan nowdo is wait. A few weeks after the murder, there is still no sign of the sus pects and the trail has grown faint. Winn interviews witnesses again. She revisits the crimescene. She cruises Figueroa, talk ing to hookers, hoping one of them might have heard or seen something. Razanskas works the Gonzales murder with Winn, but, at the same time, he is chasing leads on several old cases: the murder of an Ecuadorian travel agent; the murder of an 11 -year-old boy killed during a carjacking; the murderof a Guatemalan immi grant killed during a carjacking; a double-murder after a dopehouse rip-off and another double-murder committed by a gang member after a street argument.