A novel of crime and passion in the South Bronx by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight and The Good Rat.
The Department of Corrections makes a mistake when it grants parole to a young Puerto Rican man named Teenager. After a few years in jail for dealing narcotics, he promises the parole board that he’s gone straight. But Teenager has no intention of abandoning his life of crime. He dreams only of money, and will do anything to make himself rich.
When Teenager enters business with the Lucchese family, whose boss has a line on the purest heroin in New York, success seems all but assured—until a scorching affair between the boss’s wife and a young lawyer named Maximo threatens to ruin the entire operation. Their passion is instantaneous, but Teenager will make certain that before they can be together, the Bronx is going to burn.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.