Grand Central Pub One of the 1990s' rising stars of crime fiction delivers a bold, brilliant tale of mystery, revenge, and survival in the 1980s, when cocaine and money ruled the city streets and even the good guys wanted a piece of the action.
Baker & Taylor Marcus Clay and Dimitri Karras return from the acclaimed thriller, King Suckerman, as they square off against drug lords and racists on the crime-ridden streets of the nation's capital in the midst of the 1980s. 15,000 first printing. Tour.
Blackwell North Amer Marcus Clay is proud of his small chain of record stores, and proudest of his new store, right in the old neighborhood - now the epicenter of the drug trade. But a black man can't get a break, even on his home turf, when the whole town is going crazy. Even his best friend, Dimitri Karras, who manages the store, is coming to work with his jaw wired tight from his newly acquired cocaine habit. A bad situation turns lethal when a car crashes in front of the store and Marcus sees someone grab a bag out of the backseat and run. The local drug lord wants what's in that bag - and will do whatever it takes to prove that he is the law in this neighborhood. Nobody, certainly not a small-time businessman, is going to stand in his way. In searing confrontations, Marcus and Dimitri must defy the darkness close to home - fighting for their lives, their livelihoods, for the very soul of the city.
Baker & Taylor Marcus Clay and Dimitri Karras square off against drug lords and racists on the crime-ridden streets of the nation's capital in the midst of the 1980s