Power Play

Right Makes Might
January 2012

Right Makes Might

How a dogged civil-rights lawyer, an ex-gangster and a risk-taking LAPD captain helped skirt a Rodney King riot repeat

Traffic Stop
July 2011

Traffic Stop

Go undercover with the ATF to stem the flow of guns into Mexico.

Backstory Out of Iran
January 2011

Backstory Out of Iran

WikiLeaks’ reveals don’t come close to telling the whole tale of L.A. dentist Dr. Hossein Vahedi’s great escape from his homeland.

Back/Story What Lies Beneath
October 2010

Back/Story What Lies Beneath

The harrowing true-life account of a CIA deep-sea search for Soviet nuclear warheads off the U.S. coast—and the role L.A. played

Shadow Caster
April 2010

Shadow Caster

The war between William H. Parker and gangster Mickey Cohen proves truth is stranger than noir fiction.