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We Own This City

Justin Fenton

The astonishing true story of ‘one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation’ (New York Times) in paperback to tie-in with HBO/Sky Atlantic’s six-part drama, from the team who bought you THE WIRE (David Simon, George Pelecanos)

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571356621
Date Published
07.04.2022
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Summary

‘Unputdownable . . . fantastic and terrifying.’ Nihal Arthanayake, RADIO 5

The astonishing true story of ‘one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation’ (New York Times)

Baltimore, 2015. Riots were erupting across the city. Drug and violent crime were surging, with homicides reaching their highest level in over two decades. For years, Sgt Wayne Jenkins and his elite team of plain-clothed officers – the Gun Trace Task Force – had been the city’s lauded heroes, working to get drugs and guns off the streets.

But all the while they had been stealing drugs and money and gaming the system. Because who would believe the dealers, the smugglers or the people who had simply been going about their daily business over the word of the city’s elite task force?

‘A work of journalism that not only chronicles the rise and fall of a corrupt police unit, but can stand as the inevitable coda to the half-century of disaster that is the American drug war.’ David Simon

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A crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun, Justin Fenton was part of the Pulitzer Prize finalist staff recognised for their coverage of the Baltimore riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray. We Own This City is his first book.

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