Rocco Klein, veteran homicide detective, has had enough of life on the edge. When a warm summer night brings yet another drug-related murder, he has no sense that the case is anything special. A young black man steps forward to confess but a little digging reveals that he’s never been in any kind of trouble, whereas his half-brother, Strike, runs a crew of street-corner coke dealers ‘clockers’ in a nearby housing project. Soon Rocco is sure that Strike is the real killer and suddenly Rocco’s appetite for the job is back. With a vengeance.
'The most heralded work of fiction to come out of New York since Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities While Wolfe's high-rollers only dipped a toe into the dark side, Price gives us all the raw detail of the street timely, majestic' Time Out 'Big, shocking, powerful resounds with vivid detail' Independent on Sunday 'Dazzling An odyssey of cops, drugs, survival and power A closely-observed tour de force' New York Daily News 'One hell of a book Price shows that he's got the best equipment a novelist can have - that combination of muscularity, insight and compassion' Washington Post
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