Slow Motion Riot: A Mystery by Peter Blauner

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Slow Motion Riot: A Mystery

In Peter Blauner’s Edgar Award–winning first novel, a New York probation officer locks horns with a deadly young drug dealer

As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King.
 
 A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

'“A thriller with a conscience.” —Entertainment Weekly “Scary, violent, and caustically funny.” —Literary Review “Exceptionally well done—makes an important point not just about the sociopathic monsters who infest our cities, but about the ways in which we create them.” —Andrew Vachss'
In Peter Blauner’s Edgar Award–winning first novel, a New York probation officer locks horns with a deadly young drug dealer

As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King.
 
 A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

'“A thriller with a conscience.” —Entertainment Weekly “Scary, violent, and caustically funny.” —Literary Review “Exceptionally well done—makes an important point not just about the sociopathic monsters who infest our cities, but about the ways in which we create them.” —Andrew Vachss'
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller ISBN: 9781453215289 Pages: 370