Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  BALLANTINE BOOKS
Nice reading copy w/ some wear and creasing to cover.
The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death. At the centre of this hurricane of crime is the city’s homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and his remarkable book is both a compelling account of casework and an investigation into out culture of violence.