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Pipe Dream: A Novel

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Solomon Jones is an Essence best-selling author and Kirkus Reviews raves that Pipe Dream is an "impressive debut." Black, formerly known as Samuel Jackson, is a crack addict caught in the violent world of the drug trade on Philadelphia's mean streets. But that doesn't mean Black is guilty of murdering city councilman Johnny Podres. And his innocence doesn't mean that he won't be tried and convicted for his crime. He and three other of his friends are going down for the killing, and Black has only one chance to turn things around. "This powerful, mature first novel stretches the boundaries of crime fiction far beyond the confines of formula."-Booklist
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"Where do you want to start?"the lawyer said, lighting a cigarette of his own.
"I guess there's only one place to start; at Broad and Erie."

Johnny Podres, a politician whose record against corruption had been propelling him straight to the mayor's office, is found murdered in a North Philly crack house.

Enter Samuel Jackson, a.k.a. Black, a drug addict who knows better, a man embittered by the fact that he can't seem to escape from his addiction to crack cocaine or, for that matter, from himself. Though he was once a family man with a wife and son, Black's only concern these days is getting his next high, that is, until he stumbles across a friend and fellow addict, Leroy, and both become prime suspects in the Podres murder. Black and Leroy hook up with two female pipers: Clarisse, a registered nurse who is slowly losing to crack any semblance of a respectable life, and Pookie, who already has lost it. Soon the hunt is on for all four as they try to stay one step ahead of a police department under tremendous pressure to solve the case--because if a killer isn't found soon, this could blow up into one of the biggest scandals in Philadelphia history.

Solomon Jones weaves a suspenseful story against the backdrop of corruption in the Philadelphia police department and centers it on a group of drug addicts who, in the process of fleeing the law, come to terms with their own addiction, leading to some devastating consequences.
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