Unique true crime story

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The author’s approach to telling this true crime story as part of his investigation as a journalist really hooked me to read a genre that I normally avoid. Paul Pringle’s account of his work with the LA Times over several years on investigating various scandals involving USC is described in detail and demonstrates his tenacity (with the help of several colleagues) in pursuing truth even when it hit close to home with revelations around his own employer. As a reader, I enjoyed his descriptions around the interviews conducted with the key players and even more, the details around those who avoided him. I’m no journalist but was shocked by how much resistance the author and his team confronted in their efforts to reveal corruption. It’s disappointing that these wealthy and influential characters continue to go unchecked but refreshing to learn that ethical journalists like the author work so hard to expose them.