By David Simon, Edward Burns
The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and carefully avoided--by so much of Baltimore. yet this infamous corner's 24-hour open-air drug industry presents the commercial gasoline for a loss of life local. David Simon, an award-winning writer and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the city drug warfare, inform the chilling tale of this desolate crossroad.
Through the eyes of 1 damaged family--two drug-addicted adults and their shrewdpermanent, weak 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough, Simon and Burns study the sinister realities of internal towns around the state and unflinchingly examine why legislation enforcement guidelines, ethical crusades, and the welfare procedure have finished so little. This notable ebook is a vital examine the cost of the drug tradition and the poignant scenes of desire, being concerned, and love that astonishingly upward thrust in the course of a spot the United States has deserted.