The Onion Field - Joseph Wambaugh & James Ellroy

The Onion Field

By Joseph Wambaugh & James Ellroy

  • Release Date: 1987-03-10
  • Genre: True Crime
4 Score: 4 (From 71 Ratings)


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A fascinating account of a double tragedy: one physical, the other psychological.”—Truman Capote

This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field.

“A complex story of tragic proportions . . . more ambitious than In Cold Blood and equally compelling!”—The New York Times

“Once the action begins it is difficult to put the book down. . . . Wambaugh’s compelling account of this true story is destined for the bestseller lists.”—Library Journal