Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-'90s, when Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an anticrime unit known as the Wild Geese, he made headlines by accidentally shooting a 10-year-old boy while stopping an angel-dusted berserker in the street. Branded as a cowboy by his higher-ups, for the next 18 years Billy endured one dead-end posting after another.
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What do you do? Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter...But now he's 35 years old and he's still living downtown, still in the restaurant business, working night shifts and serving the people he always wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages.
After a successful L.A. television career, Ray Mitchell returns to the New Jersey housing project where he grew up, to rethink his life, reconnect with his teenage daughter, and give back to the community. Things are looking up: he's seeing a woman from the old neighborhood and teaching at his high school. But suddenly, he is found savagely beaten. He knows who did it, but won't talk. It's up to Nerese Ammons, a childhood acquaintance and now a police detective, to get Ray to tell what happened.
"another fix for Wire fans"
Here are five accessible essays by those who walk the fine line between science and science fiction, moving ever further out in discovering the patterns of nature, aimed at listeners who share their fascination with the deepest mysteries of the universe. Includes essays by Stephen Hawking, Timothy Ferris, Alan Lightman, and more.
A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night.
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After a lucrative television writing career comes to an abrupt end, Ray Mitchell returns to the New Jersey city of his birth to rethink his life, reconnect with his daughter, and to spread the wealth on the housing project that reared him. Then, disaster: he is found beaten nearly to death in his own apartment. He knows who did it, but he's not talking. It is up to Detective Nerese Ammons - a childhood acquaintance from the projects - to discover who perpetrated this brutal assault.
"More than a crime story"
Billy, Cop im New Yorker Police Department, tritt immer erst nach Mitternacht seinen Dienst an. Energy-Drinks und Zigaretten halten ihn wach, während er gelangweilt die Blocks abfährt. Seine Illusionen hat er bereits als junger Cop verloren, als er einen skrupellosen Mörder nicht überführen konnte. Billy und seine damaligen Kollegen nannten solche Täter die "Unantastbaren". Zwanzig Jahre später wird Billy nach einem brutalen Mord von der Vergangenheit eingeholt. Plötzlich muss er gegen seine engsten Vertrauten ermitteln und gerät in einen existenziellen Gewissenskonflikt.
Drei Männer werden nachts in der Lower East Side von zwei dunkelhäutigen Jugendlichen überfallen. Einer der drei wird erschossen...