In the Post-World War II, in Los Angeles, a criminal shots and kills a police officer in the middle of the night. Without any leads, the chief of the LAPD assigns Sgt. Chuck Jones and Sgt. Marty Brennan to investigate the murder and apprehend the culprits. When the dealer of electronics devices, Paul Reeves, is caught selling a stolen projector, the police identifies the criminal, and connects him to other unsolved robberies. Using the witnesses of his heists, they draw their face, but the true identity of the smart and intelligent criminal is not disclosed. The perseverance of Sgt. Marty Brennan in his investigation gives a clue where he might live. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Savage! ... Searing! ... True!
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The killer lives in Hollywood in a bungalow court along Santa Monica Blvd. between Fuller Avenue and Poinsettia Place. The Movietown Plaza shopping center would later occupy this location for many years. It was subsequently replaced with a mixed-use residential and retail complex called Avalon West Hollywood, completed in early 2017. The neighborhood had become part of West Hollywood when it was incorporated in 1984. See more
When Roy Martin confronts Reeves in Reeves' bedroom, Martin's shadow changes position depending upon whether the shot is from behind Reeves or from a closer position. See more
And so the tedious quest went on. Sergeant Brennan wore out his shoes and his patience going from police station to police station, checking photos until his eyes were blurry. For police work is not all glamour and excitement and glory. There are days and days of routine, of tedious probing, of tireless searching. Fruitless days. Days when nothing goes right, when it seems as if no one could ever think his way through the maze of baffling trails a criminal leaves. But the answer to that is ...
Edited into The Big Combo