Breaking Blue

Breaking Blue

Timothy Egan


In 1935, the Spokane police on a regular basis extorted intercourse, meals, and cash from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern airborne dirt and dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all demeanour of nefarious crimes, together with homicide. This historical past used to be suppressed till 1989, whilst former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte came across a wierd 1955 deathbed confession whereas studying a thesis on neighborhood legislations enforcement background. Bamonte started to probe what had each visual appeal of frequent police crime and an enormous cover-up whose spotlight was once the unsolved homicide of city Marshall George Conff. the truth that a lot of these concerned, now of their 80s and 90s, have been nonetheless alive made it critical that Bamonte get to the bottom of this secret. the result's Breaking Blue, a white-knuckle trip via institutional corruption and cover-up that vividly records Depression-era Spokane and a rare case that few believed might ever be dropped at mild.

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