I just finished reading L.A. Rex
, by Will Beall. Beall is an LAPD officer, and this is his first novel. It blends the worlds of corrupt cops, high-priced celebrity lawyers and gangsta rap, and it's based somewhat on Oedipus the King
. Okay, frankly, either that description sold you or it didn't. It's not perfect, but it's (obviously) ambitious, and Beall has a great voice. I enjoyed it very much.