Violent Ward




      Violent Ward
A hard boiled Los Angeles criminal lawyer, Mickey Murphy copes with a son in trouble, a passion for his most important client s wife, and cops who want to pin a murder on him. Free Download eBook Violent Ward Author Len Deighton – heartforum.co.uk

Deighton was born in Marylebone, London, in 1929 His father was a chauffeur and mechanic, and his mother was a part time cook After leaving school, Deighton worked as a railway clerk before performing his National Service, which he spent as a photographer for the Royal Air Force s Special Investigation Branch After discharge from the RAF, he studied at St Martin s School of Art in London in 1949, and in 1952 won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1955.Deighton worked as an airline steward with BOAC Before he began his writing career he worked as an illustrator in New York and, in 1960, as an art director in a London advertising agency He is credited with creating the first British cover for Jack Kerouac s On the Road He has since used his drawing skills to illustrate a number of his own military history books.Following the success of his first novels, Deighton became The Observer s cookery writer and produced illustrated cookbooks In September 1967 he wrote an article in the Sunday Times Magazine about Operation Snowdrop an SAS attack on Benghazi during World War II The following year David Stirling would be awarded substantial damages in libel from the article He also wrote travel guides and became travel editor of Playboy, before becoming a film producer After producing a film adaption of his 1968 novel Only When I Larf, Deighton and photographer Brian Duffy bought the film rights to Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop s stage musical Oh, What a Lovely WarHe had his name removed from the credits of the film, however, which was a move that he later described as stupid and infantile That was his last involvement with the cinema.Deighton left England in 1969 He briefly resided in Blackrock, County Louth in Ireland He has not returned to England apart from some personal visits and very few media appearances, his last one since 1985 being a 2006 interview which formed part of a Len Deighton Night on BBC Four He and his wife Ysabele divide their time between homes in Portugal and Guernsey.


      Violent Ward
 By Len Deighton IBN : 0061091952 Format : Mass Market Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 359 pages
  • Violent Ward
  • Len Deighton
  • English
  • 06 June 2018
  • 0061091952

10 thoughts on “ Violent Ward

  1. Ken says:

    I really liked the book and the writing is superior However, Len Deighton is actuallyof a major figure of the Spy Thriller genre, so this book is a kind of unusual Since The Cold War is not really relevant any, he s probably trying to cash in on the comedic thriller gen...

  2. Simon Mcleish says:

    Originally published on my blog here in April 2005.One of Robert A Heinlein s best known short stories, And He Built A Crooked House, begins with a whimsical description of the lunacy of America This novel, with its tagline If America is a lunatic asylum then California is the Violent Ward , brings that idea up to date, with a much bleaker view of Lost Angeles set during the Rodney King trial the amiable eccentricity of Heinlein s early fifties suburbia is long gone.Mickey Murphy is a Originally published on my blog here in April 2005.One of Robert A Heinlein s best known short stories, And He Built A Crooked House, begins with a whimsical description of the lunacy of America This novel, with its tagline If America is a lunatic asylum then California is the Violent Ward , brings that idea up to date, with a much bleaker view of Lost Angeles set during the Rodney King trial the amiable eccentricity of Heinlein s early fifties suburbia is long gone.Mickey Murphy is a shady lawyer, whose clients, though they include a well known film actor, tend to be on the edges of the underwo...

  3. Brett Thomasson says:

    Len Deighton is best known as a spy novelist who s also published several books of military history In 1993, he tried his hand at a Spillane ish noir concerning Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Murphy called Violent Ward.During the closing days of the Rodney King trial, Murphy s law practice is sold to entrepreneur and sometime acquaintance Zach Petrovitch Before the deal is finalized, Zach s wife Ingrid an old flame of Mickey s, naturally asks for his help because she says her life is in Len Deighton is best known as a spy novelist who s also published several books of military history In 1993, he tried his hand at a Spillane ish noir concerning Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Murphy called Violent Ward.During the closing days of the Rodney King trial, Murphy s law practice is sold to entrepreneur and sometime acquaintance Zach Petrovitch Before the deal is finalized, Zach s wife Ingrid an old flame of Mickey s, naturally asks for his help because she says her life is in danger Is it Mickey can t be sure He s also not sure about his client, fading leading man Budd Byron, who s asked him to get a gun but not through the official channels about his law partner s dealings with a seedy evangelist about his ex wife who...

  4. Fred says:

    Clever plot, trenchant social observations and a dark sardonic wit Still a timely and entertaining read That Len Deighton was quite a character, they don t make em like that any .

  5. Robert says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I always enjoyed Len Deighton s ability to make you feel like you are the character, or are at least party to the happenings Berlin Game, Mexico Set, and London Match blurred together for me, so it was good to have a standalone story.And a story it is I very much like the turnaround at the end where the lawyer who appeared to be at the mercy of everyone else gets out of hot water and makes it big while serving justice to those who deserve it.I will also credit Mr Deighton here because unlike I always enjoyed Len Deighton s ability to make you feel like you are the character, or are at least party to the happenings Berlin Game, Mexico Set, and London Match blurred together for me, so it was good to have a standalone story.And a story it is I very much like the turnaround at the end where the lawyer who appeared to be at the mercy of everyone else gets out of hot water and makes it big while serving justice to those who deserve it.I will also credit Mr Deighton here because unlike another book...

  6. Dorothy Clark says:

    This was my first Deighton novel, so I had no expectations of a spy thriller What a bunch of crazies If California is a lunatic asylum, Los Angeles must be the violent ward Deighton didn t explain what happened to Billy Kim or the 20,000 he took out of the office safe.

  7. Karen says:

    Fast moving Funny in parts.

  8. David says:

    Not your typical Deighton novel Low key but interesting lawyer and slick client story.A 2 3 rating.

  9. Michael says:

    More Carl Hiassen than the Len Deighton I know very readable however

  10. Claire Osgood says:

    This novel maintained the reader s interest throughout The characters were enjoyable to follow.

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