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Publisher Comments:

Billy: dead. Felicia: missing.

None of the words made sense together, but the doom I'd expected announced itself. I felt iron in my mouth, like I'd gargled with pennies, a taste like blood, a bitter taste that always followed bad news.

The setting is Oakland, 1989; the crack epidemic is at its height and turf wars are brewing. Maceo Redfield, currently on hiatus from college, is walking a fine line between respectability and involvement in Oakland's drug underworld. As he waits in the neighborhood barbershop, one of his closest childhood friends, Holly Ford, brings him the news of the murder of Billy Crane, the third member of their childhood trio and a successful drug dealer. Felicia, Billy's girlfriend and Maceo's true love, is on the run and suspected of setting up the hit. As he searches for Felicia and the answer to the mystery of Billy's murder, Maceo is drawn deeper into a world in which dealers, players, and interlopers, obeying a code of honor all their own, engage in a deadly game to capture the heart of Oakland. When Maceo uncovers the truth about Billy, the story builds to a terrifying and painful climax.

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Synopsis:

Set in 1989, Maceo Redfield, a former rising baseball star and current college dropout, is told his best friend from childhood, Billy Crane, has been murdered. As Maceo tries to learn more about Billy's murder, he's pulled more and more into Billy's world.Set in 1989, Maceo Redfield, a former rising baseball star and current college dropout, is told his best friend from childhood, Billy Crane, has been murdered. As Maceo tries to learn more about Billy's murder, he's pulled more and more into Billy's world.

Synopsis:

RA pulse-pounding urban thriller. . . Tramble proves herself an unpretentious poet. The story is . . . infused with immense passion and new, true grit by this remarkable young novelist.

About the Author

Nichelle D. Tramble is at work on the sequel to The Dying Ground, and lives in California and New York. This is her first novel.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345494825
Publisher:
One World
Subject:
California
Author:
Tramble, Nichelle D.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Maceo Redfield Mysteries
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.80x4.34x.87 in. .33 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 304 pages One World - English 9780345494825 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Set in 1989, Maceo Redfield, a former rising baseball star and current college dropout, is told his best friend from childhood, Billy Crane, has been murdered. As Maceo tries to learn more about Billy's murder, he's pulled more and more into Billy's world.Set in 1989, Maceo Redfield, a former rising baseball star and current college dropout, is told his best friend from childhood, Billy Crane, has been murdered. As Maceo tries to learn more about Billy's murder, he's pulled more and more into Billy's world.
"Synopsis" by , RA pulse-pounding urban thriller. . . Tramble proves herself an unpretentious poet. The story is . . . infused with immense passion and new, true grit by this remarkable young novelist.

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