The Warlord of Willow Ridge

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In a world of bikers, meth and overdue mortgages, too many miles and too much blood have led O'Conner to the crumbling community of Willow Ridge. It is a tarnished place that bears no resemblence to its days as an exclusive gated community. He involves himself with Willow Ridge's residents, discovering that crime can happen anywhere if you look hard enough. When an all-out war breaks out between two local gangs, O'Conner must make life-or-death decisions about his new home. Written by renowned author Gary Phillips, this is an exhilarating ride.
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All the miles. All the blood. All has led him here. Looking for a place to hole up, O'Conner—with nothing to his name but a failing motorcycle, a gun, and uncollected debts—lies low in the last place he thought he'd end up: the suburbs. But Willow Ridge, once an exclusive gated community, is now tarnished and crumbling. Ordinary citizens cling to their worthless homes while society's outcasts—and O'Conner is no exception—creep in to fill the gaps.
One Man's Got Nothing Left To Lose. . .
O'Conner's style has always been more shoot-and-run, but this time he stays, getting involved with the Ridge's residents—discovering criminal behavior can happen anywhere. Homeowners dangle at the ends of their financial rope, gangs clash over Willow Ridge territory, housewives set their sights on him, and O'Conner is thrust into an inescapable tangle of passion, betrayal, and violence. When all-out war breaks out between the Mas Trece and Vandal Vikings gangs, fueled by treachery shockingly close to home, O'Conner is forced to make life-or-death decisions about his newfound neighbors. The American Dream is in flames. . .and he wonders if he'll still be standing when the smoke clears.
"Gary Phillips is my kind of crime writer." —Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author
Praise For Gary Phillips
"Honesty, distinctive characters, absurdity and good writing—are here in Phillips's work." —The Washington Post
"Gary Phillips writes tough and gritty parables about life and death on the mean streets. . ." —Michael Connelly
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