Pipe Dream: A Novel

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When a prominent politician, in line to become the next mayor of Philadelphia, is found murdered in a crack house, the hunt zeroes in on four drug addicts - Black, Leroy, Pookie and Clarisse. The murder investigation threatens to explode into one of the biggest scandals of the decade, but everything is not what it seems, and the suspects are not as easy to capture as the police had hoped. Pipe Dream winds through the streets of Philadelphia as the four addicts struggle to escape not only from the police, but from the hungers that have all but swallowed them whole.
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Full title pipe dream
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display_description The lawyer turned on the tape recorder, handed his client a cigarette, and lit it for him. Black drew hard, squinting as the smoke rushed into his lungs.
"Where do you want to start?"the lawyer said, lighting a cigarette of his own.
"I guess there's only one place to start; at Broad and Erie."

Johnny Podres, a politician whose record against corruption had been propelling him straight to the mayor's office, is found murdered in a North Philly crack house.

Enter Samuel Jackson, a.k.a. Black, a drug addict who knows better, a man embittered by the fact that he can't seem to escape from his addiction to crack cocaine or, for that matter, from himself. Though he was once a family man with a wife and son, Black's only concern these days is getting his next high, that is, until he stumbles across a friend and fellow addict, Leroy, and both become prime suspects in the Podres murder. Black and Leroy hook up with two female pipers: Clarisse, a registered nurse who is slowly losing to crack any semblance of a respectable life, and Pookie, who already has lost it. Soon the hunt is on for all four as they try to stay one step ahead of a police department under tremendous pressure to solve the case--because if a killer isn't found soon, this could blow up into one of the biggest scandals in Philadelphia history.

Solomon Jones weaves a suspenseful story against the backdrop of corruption in the Philadelphia police department and centers it on a group of drug addicts who, in the process of fleeing the law, come to terms with their own addiction, leading to some devastating consequences.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Crack (Drug) -- Fiction, Drug addicts -- Fiction, Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Fiction, Police -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Fiction, Politicians -- Fiction
title_display Pipe Dream
title_full Pipe Dream A Novel, Pipe dream [sound recording] / by Solomon Jones
title_short Pipe Dream
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Crack (Drug), Drug addicts, Fiction, Literature, Police, Politicians, Urban Fiction