Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh, is the fifth book in Wambaugh’s Hollywood Station series. Jetsam, who lost his foot in the last book, is asked to take part in a Vice Squad sting to help catch Hector “The Collector” Cosso who is known for providing clients unusual requests and facilitating the sex slave trade in clubs in Hollywood for his boss, the very dangerous, Mr. Kim. When Hector runs into his high school friend, Dinko Babich, in a nightclub and is called away on business, he asks Dinko to transport the dancer whose “contract he bought” to a Hollywood nightclub. Dinko is struck by the youth, innocence, bad dancing and good looks of the 19-year-old Lita and tells her that she can call him for help anytime. When Lita is the sole witness to a possible crime, she goes on the run with Dinko’s help.
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