The Big Nowhere

The Big Nowhere

A Crime Novel

Book - 1988
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Los Angeles, 1950 Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.'s Bureau brass. He's climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son, a child he saved from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, 1988.
ISBN: 9780446674379
Characteristics: 406 p. ;,24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Aug 23, 2017

Trolls will often criticize my reviews on Amazon for the non sequitors, apropos of nothings and lack of detail regarding the actual book. I just cannot abide spoilers or previews of any sort so you get my random thoughts instead. Plus, existentially speaking my brood can trace my life and stories through reviews if any of this exists after the Ai takeover or Trumpocalypse whichever comes first. Speaking of 45, I am convinced after the Phoenix Debacle that he either has organic brain disorder from long term cocaine and methamphetamine use or has had craniocerebral trauma. His disfluencies, prosody and affected, repetitive speech pattern leads me to believe it has to be one or the other. Though my Doctorate is in Divinity so I can only diagnose his soul which is probably just fine like all of us on this tiny speck of nothing, in an insignificant galaxy tucked in the middle of a universe so yuge and full of fire and fury that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend it. Lastly, I highly recommend this vivid Noir Quartet and am genuinely looking forward to LA Confidential next!

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top