The Wolves of Fairmount Park

The Wolves of Fairmount Park

by Dennis Tafoya
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Wolves of Fairmount Park 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Philadelphia, a drive-by shooting at a dope house leads two teens rushed to an emergency room; one dies while the other is critically injured. The fathers of the victims are psychologically wounded too. Police Officer Brendan Donovan whose son Michael was severely wounded and local entrepreneur George Parkman Sr. whose son Jr. died in the incident wonder why. Both dads believe that Brendan's half-brother, Michael's Uncle Orlando a drug addict was the cause of the attack. PPD detectives Danny Martinez and Asa Carmody investigate the shooting that seems increasingly to affirm the theory of the fathers that Orlando was the motive for the deadly drive-by. This is a gloom and doom deep look at the aftermath of a tragic event as seen mostly through the rotating viewpoints amongst the four males not physically hurt by the incident; though other perspectives by family members, girlfriends and the female detective enhance the dark urban Noir. The fathers are the most fascinating as the cop prays for God to save his beloved son while the tycoon who ignored his offspring when he was alive insists on vengeance. Fans who appreciate a realistic walk on the wild side of the streets will want to read The Wolves of Fairmount Park. Harriet Klausner
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KenCady More than 1 year ago
In cities all over the world, the buying, selling, and using of drugs takes many lives. There is violence, guns, sex, cops, and a continual churning of the same. The Wolves of Fairmount Park takes us into this world,in one neighborhood in Philadelphia that is probably not much different than any other drug neighborhood. We get close to junkies and killers, and pretty much feel repulsed, but continue reading as Dennis Tafoya does not let up on the gritty details of this life. The cops themselves are victimized by a world they cannot control. One arrested and jailed is replaced by another, and the carousel continues on. With the billions spent on the "war on drugs" it is clear that it is an unwinnable battle. Somewhere, somehow, a different approach has to be taken. Drugs lead to violence- ask any Mexican trying to live safely in the midst of a battle to feed the American appetite for cocaine. This book does not necessarily break any new ground, but reminds us that we can't stand idle.