Pill City by Kevin Deutsch audiobook

Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire

By Kevin Deutsch
Read by Mirron Willis

Blackstone Publishing 9781250110039

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455137299

  • ISBN: 9781455137282

  • ISBN: 9781455137305

Runtime: 7.46 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

April 27, 2015 Mosher and Gilmore Streets, Baltimore, Maryland: Ground Zero in America’s Pill Wars.

Near this crime-plagued corner, the death of Freddie Gray has triggered the worst domestic rioting in years - and created a terrifying new breed of criminal entrepreneur. Here, as looters and arsonists lay waste to parts of Baltimore, two of the city’s brightest high school students are helping to carry out a historic drug robbery spree; one that will transform America’s underworld, leave entire swaths of their city in ruins, and entrench them as the nation’s youngest drug lords.
In this groundbreaking book, Newsday criminal justice reporter Kevin Deutsch chronicles the rise of two gangland upstarts as they help steal $100 million worth of high-powered opiates and build a narcotics empire from scratch.
Based on immersive reporting and interviews with more than 300 drug dealers, narcotics investigators, gang members, opiate addicts, and others, Pill City is the first journalistic account of the riot-fueled drug robberies that brought Baltimore to its knees, unleashing a nationwide wave of addiction and murder.
With homicide totals spiking in cities across America—violence that stems largely from drug-related turf wars—this book will make a valuable contribution to the national conversation about addiction, race, gangs, and policing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Pill City is in the best tradition of true-crime writing. It belongs on your shelf next to the books of David Simon and Sebastian Junger.” Michael LaForgia, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist
“An astonishing feat of reportage, Pill City is an almost unbelievable tale and journalist Kevin Deutsch tells it masterfully…A shocking, important book.” Julia Dahl, Edgar Award finalist
Pill City deftly touches on a range of national issues…the gritty human drama…has enough layers…to make a great movie…and a climax both violent and redemptive.”” Newsweek
“Kevin Deutsch proves himself among today’s most insightful and eloquent observers of criminal life in the United States.” Thomas Maier, author/producer of Showtime’s Masters of Sex
“In a remarkable feat of discovery, Deutsch exposes the perpetrators and victims in America’s opiate wars.” Booklist (starred review)
“Deutsch’s analysis looks at the two young men, a mob war, and the neighborhood caught in the middle. Verdict: This story is not well known, but it should be.” Library Journal
“An important story meticulously reported.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kevin Deutsch

Author Bio: Kevin Deutsch

Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning criminal justice writer for Newsday and previously worked on the staff of the New York Daily News, the Miami Herald, the Palm Beach Post, and the Riverdale Press. He is the author of The Triangle: A Year on the Ground with New York’s Bloods and Crips. He teaches journalism at Queens College.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English