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by Steve Lopez

  • ISBN: 0151002843
  • Author: Steve Lopez
  • ePub ver: 1636 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Harcourt; 1st edition (May 15, 2002)
  • Formats: rtf azw rtf lit
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Mystery
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Steven M. Lopez (born 1953) is an American journalist who has been a columnist for The Los Angeles Times since 2001. He is the son of Spanish and Italian immigrants.

Steven M. Lopez is a native of Pittsburg, California, and attended San Jose State University. He has been on staff at Time Inc. and written for Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated. In addition, he was on staff at The Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Jose Mercury News and the Oakland Tribune.

Lopez throws his irresistible characters into the whirlwind that threatens to destroy the increasingly fragile world of Harbor Light, and makes us care both for them and for what they tell us about getting from one day to the next. As Albert realizes, you can get to your future only by way of your past.

Steve Lopez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Sunday Macaroni Club and Third and Indiana. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).

Albert LaRosa has spent his whole life just trying to get from yesterday to tomorrow

He always loved the jazzed up feeling when he walked into a casino. This story of the New Jersey seashore is a keeper. Steve Lopez does a good job catching the way local people speak. In a sense Albert LaRosa grew up in the display window of his father's hardware store. Sheriff Albert LaRosa receives an offer to participate in a casino venture.

Steve Lopez is the author of several books, including The Sunday Macaroni Club and The Soloist. But our economy has worsened considerable in the two years since its publication

Steve Lopez is the author of several books, including The Sunday Macaroni Club and The Soloist. In 2009, The Soloist was made into a movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. Lopez is a columnist with the Los Angeles Times and lives in California. But our economy has worsened considerable in the two years since its publication. I am afraid that the momentum it generated has been lost, and that budget cuts have made services for the homeless and mentally ill even scarcer.

Город: Los Angeles, CAПодписчиков: 24 ты. себе: California native Lopez is the author o. . себе: California native Lopez is the author of 3 novels, two column collections and the best-selling book The Soloist.

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Columnist Steve Lopez reads through old grand jury transcripts in which a girl who was 13 in 1977 describes her encounter with Roman Polanski. Lopez says the director's defenders have lost sight of the true victim in the case. Lopez says the director's defenders have lost sight of the true victim in the case Columnist Steve Lopez reads through old grand jury transcripts in which a girl who was 13 in 1977 describes her encounter with Roman Polanski. Three weeks later, he's back, reappearing in the same spot, and I watch from across the street for a while before approaching. Gilles Mingasson/Courtesy of Putnam Books. His playing is a little scratchy and tentative, but just like before, it's clear this is no beginner. There'd been some serious training in there, somewhere along the way. He doesn't appear to be playing for money, which seems strange for a homeless guy.

Albert LaRosa has spent his whole life just trying to get from yesterday to tomorrow. Born, raised, and now the sheriff of a small New Jersey island town, he was forced back to his hometown of Harbor Light after his shot at the big time as a cop in Philadelphia was destroyed by the events of one dark night.Twenty-five years and one marriage later, it looks as if life might finally give him a break. Albert is offered a job as chief of security at a new casino at a salary he has only dreamed of. Not that his dreams were ever very grand.Of course, not everyone in town is equally happy. Albert can live with the death threats. And the bombings. Even a dead body provides some professional excitement. He can take his father's tirades about selling out and he can cope with his girlfriend, Rickie, losing her business--at least he's always been a good friend to her son, Jack. What bothers him is that he might have to arrest one of them for murder. Lopez throws his irresistible characters into the whirlwind that threatens to destroy the increasingly fragile world of Harbor Light, and makes us care both for them and for what they tell us about getting from one day to the next. As Albert realizes, you can get to your future only by way of your past.
Comments (3)

Wanenai
He always loved the jazzed up feeling when he walked into a casino. This story of the New Jersey seashore is a keeper. Steve Lopez does a good job catching the way local people speak.
In a sense Albert LaRosa grew up in the display window of his father's hardware store. Sheriff Albert LaRosa receives an offer to participate in a casino venture. He tells his long time girl friend who dislikes the proposal. It seems that Sheriff LaRosa sought employment in his old hometown following two years on the Philadelphia police force and a tragic event.
Now the inland island in the vicinity of Atlantic City has three explosions in three nights and the loss of life in one of the incidents constituting murder. Albert expects to leave office in about two weeks, but first he has to solve the mystery of the explosions and other unexplained occurrences. Things reach such a sorry pitch that Albert is faced with the prospect of arresting his own father.
A house is bulldozed to remove it from the path of a road construction project. Albert's friend's diner is slated for removal next. Later he awakes to sounds of gunfire and a fire in his own house. He and a neighbor extinguish the fire.
Albert finds himself engulfed in a crime wave. He tries to identify the perpetrator. Even the FBI is involved. Belatedly he ascertains he needs to protect someone as close to him as a son.
Gardataur
Sheriff Albert LaRosa is serving out his time, unable to deal with a family violence case gone terribly wrong, his father's emotional desire to hang onto the family store, or his girlfriend's wish for something different. When developer Oscar Price offers LaRosa a position as head of security in his to-be-built casino, with a huge increase in salary, LaRosa sees it as a way to solve all of his problems. Unfortunately for him, his girlfriend thinks he's sold out and his father quickly becomes suspected of sabotaging the proposed development.
LaRosa turns to drink for a solution but finds this only a partial out. He tries to balance his own desires with those of his family and his girlfriend but cannot reconcile the dramatically different positions.
Author Steve Lopez delivers an intriguingly damaged character in Albert LaRosa. Unfortunately for the novel, none of the other characters possess even a fraction of LaRosa's depth playing out the roles of evil and corrupt developer, heroic shopkeeper, resentful youth, or whatever role Lopez seems to need. As solving the mystery of the bombings becomes secondary to the urge to protect LaRosa's loved ones, even LaRosa begins to lose his appeal.
Lopez writes compellingly about the New Jersey shore, the superficial appeal of Atlantic City, and the corrupting influence of money. For me, at least, the fascinating description of this nasty world did not compensate for unsympathetic characters and superficial mystery.
Rishason
This is a very confusing book. The cover shows that the author is Annabel Davis-Goff, but the author is listed as another.

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