American Tabloid’s flinty prose zooms us forward through five busy years of crimes high and low – straight into the past
Brace! Here comes a death scene from American Tabloid:
Fulo took the wheel. Pete got in back. Salcido tried to scream through his gag. They hauled down Flagler. Fulo yelled an address: 1089 Northwest 53rd. Pete turned on the radio full blast.
Bobby Darin sang ‘Dream Lover’, earsplitting loud. Pete shot Salcido in the back of the head – exploding teeth ripped the tape off his mouth.