Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan
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Breaking Blue
By Timothy Egan

Breaking Blue

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Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan

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In 1935, the Spokane police regularly extorted sex, food, and money from the reluctant hobos (many of them displaced farmers who had fled the midwestern dust bowls), robbed dairies, and engaged in all manner of nefarious crimes, including murder. This history was suppressed until 1989, when former logger, Vietnam vet, and Spokane cop Tony Bamonte discovered a strange 1955 deathbed confession while researching a thesis on local law enforcement history. Bamonte began to probe what had every appearance of widespread police crime and a massive cover-up whose highlight was the unsolved murder of Town Marshall George Conff. The fact that many of those involved, now in their 80s and 90s, were still alive made it imperative that Bamonte unravel this mystery. The result is Breaking Blue, a white-knuckle ride through institutional corruption and cover-up that vividly documents Depression-era Spokane and an extraordinary case that few believed would ever be brought to light.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570614293
ISBN-10: 1570614296
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 143mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Sasquatch Books
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan is the Pacific Northwest correspondent for The New York Times and the author of The Good Rain. He lives in Seattle.

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