According to the book description of False Negatives, "The year
is 1972. America is awash in violence, and Los Angeles is drowning in it. The
gruesome Tate-LaBianca slayings by the Manson Family attempting to ignite a
Helter Skelter race war remain front page news as the bizarre trial unfolds.
With the hot embers of racial hatred that ignited the Watts Riots still
smoldering just below the surface, the tension makes LAs smoggy air even harder
to breathe. Most folks go about their daily routines and simply hope for the
Max Stoller isnt like most people. Confident he can make a difference, and
anxious to test his mettle, the naive idealist joins the Los Angeles Police
Department. The job will challenge more than his courage and integrity. It will
drive him to question who he is as he struggles to tell the good guys from the
In the words of Max Stollers training officer. "Experience is a hell of a
teacher." It is time to go to school."