The author spins a tale of crime, decay, social and moral collapse. He talks about friends and acquaintances, the unspeakable tragedies that happened in their lives. He tells personal tales, scary tales of things that happened to him. He talks about the many sad changes to that city, and how those changes directly affected both him and his family. In the end, as he pulls himself from this cesspool of violence and discord, he wonders out loud, "What had gone so wrong?"
Compelling reading, It is a book that just cannot be put down.