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The lawyer turned on the tape recorder, handed his client a cigarette, and lit it for him. Black drew hard, squinting as the smoke rushed into his lungs.

"Where do you want to start?"the lawyer said, lighting a cigarette of his own.

"I guess theres only one place to start; at Broad and Erie."

Johnny Podres, a politician whose record against corruption had been propelling him straight to the mayors office, is found murdered in a North Philly crack house.

Enter Samuel Jackson, a.k.a. Black, a drug addict who knows better, a man embittered by the fact that he cant seem to escape from his addiction to crack cocaine or, for that matter, from himself. Though he was once a family man with a wife and son, Blacks only concern these days is getting his next high, that is, until he stumbles across a friend and fellow addict, Leroy, and both become prime suspects in the Podres murder. Black and Leroy hook up with two female pipers: Clarisse, a registered nurse who is slowly losing to crack any semblance of a respectable life, and Pookie, who already has lost it. Soon the hunt is on for all four as they try to stay one step ahead of a police department under tremendous pressure to solve the case—because if a killer isnt found soon, this could blow up into one of the biggest scandals in Philadelphia history.

Solomon Jones weaves a suspenseful story against the backdrop of corruption in the Philadelphia police department and centers it on a group of drug addicts who, in the process of fleeing the law, come to terms with their own addiction, leading to some devastating consequences.

About the Author

Solomon Jones is currently a staff writer for Philadelphia Weekly and has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, and The Philadelphia Tribune. He received a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife. This is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375756603
Author:
Jones, Solomon
Publisher:
Villard Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Crack
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Strivers Row
Series Volume:
11393
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.06x5.22x.79 in. .59 lbs.

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