by Richard Price |
REVIEWED BY PORTER SHREVE
A New York City bartender is shot after a night drinking with fellow aspiring artists. One tells detectives that hoodlums shot his friend for talking back, but other witnesses have a different take. Combining an uncanny sense of city life with compassionate portrayals of characters on various rungs of the social ladder, this eighth book by Price—co-writer of HBO’s The Wire—proves he’s one of the best urban crime writers working.