Perdition, U. S. A.

Perdition, U. S. A.

0.0 0
by Gary Phillips
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

When three young black men are gunned down within blocks on one another, Ivan Monk investigates for a possible link--and finds himself on the trail of a racial conspiracy centered in a small Northwestern town. See more details below

Overview

When three young black men are gunned down within blocks on one another, Ivan Monk investigates for a possible link--and finds himself on the trail of a racial conspiracy centered in a small Northwestern town.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Los Angeles-based African American private eye, Ivan Monk, returns for a second go-round (after Violent Spring) with racial, political and social activists as he tracks down a serial killer who targets young black men. The road takes Monk and his trusty .45 to Perdition, Ore.a town that makes L.A.'s mean streets look like a nursery school. In Perdition, an explosive white supremacist rally is forming which earns Monk a nasty run-in with skinheads, and exposes a political assassination plot. Phillips's narrative zig-zags through points of view and scene changes with little or no warning, keeping the reader alert and often backpedaling in an attempt to stay on top of the action. A dizzying array of characters also confuses things a little, but the effort required to keep things straight is rewarded with hard-boiled detective adventure with plenty of raw energy. (July) FYI: Violent Spring will be an HBO Motion Picture starring Laurence Fishburne.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425159002
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >