"The Real L.A. Confidential" by Pete Noyes covers more than a half-century of investigative reporting by one of the nation's most honored newsmen. It provides startling new information about some of L.A.'s most notorious cases including the "Black Dahlia," "Bugsy" Siegel, Charles Manson and O.J. Simpson murders. Noyes tells how a bribe paid to a high government official got a condemned rapist off "Death Row." How a serial killer who worked for the Los Angeles Times was a winning contestant on TV's "Dating Game." Noyes takes a hard look at the Roman Polanski child-rape case and the death of Michael Jackson. He tackles the thorny issue of corruption at City Hall and tells how one of the world's richest men bought himself an L.A. mayor. Equally intriguing is the story of a con man who dressed up as a beautiful redhead, did his spiel on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" and charmed investors into pouring millions of dollars into a bogus three wheel car. He tells the spellbinding story of the beautiful actress at Columbia Studios, the personal friend of a future President, who vanished in 1947. And he writes about L.A.'s own version of the disaster at Three Mile Island, a nuclear meltdown in the hills north of L.A.that was covered up by the government for 20 years. Noyes was honored with TV's highest award, the Peabody, as well as 10 Emmys, and two Edward R. Murrow citations. His 1973 book, "Legacy of Doubt" was widely acclaimed as the first work to link organized crime to the assassination of President John Kennedy. Pete began his career on the military newspaper, Pacific Stars and Stripes during the Korean War. He has worked for several newspapers and all of the four of the major TV networks.