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New Wambaugh Book Planned

April 4, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) _ Joseph Wambaugh is back on the LAPD literary beat. Wambaugh’s ``Hollywood Station,″ featuring a sergeant named Oracle, will be published by Little, Brown and Company at the end of the year.

It will be his first book set in Los Angeles since ``The Delta Star″ in 1983. The former LAPD detective is also the author of ``The Onion Field,″ ``The Blue Knight,″ ``The Choirboys,″ ``The Blooding″ and ``The Golden Orange.″

``Joseph Wambaugh is a hero to today’s crime writers, and `Hollywood Station’ will school them all: to this day, no one writes about cops’ lives with his force and immediacy,″ Michael Pietsch, publisher of Little, Brown, said Monday in a statement.

Wambaugh also created the TV series ``Police Story.″

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