After a successful L.A. television career, Ray Mitchell returns to the New Jersey housing project where he grew up, to rethink his life, reconnect with his teenage daughter, and give back to the community. Things are looking up: he's seeing a woman from the old neighborhood and teaching at his high school. But suddenly, he is found savagely beaten. He knows who did it, but won't talk. It's up to Nerese Ammons, a childhood acquaintance and now a police detective, to get Ray to tell what happened. As he slips in and out of consciousness, we enter the years in which he and Nerese encountered each other across lines of money, class, and race, the same lines Nerese must reach across now so that Ray will reveal the truth before it's too late.More
"Masterful detail, vivid scene-setting, and acutely observed, naturalistic dialogue." (Booklist)
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another fix for Wire fans
Tedious, overly long, poorly developed characters