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Pipe Dream: A Novel (Strivers Row) Paperback – July 31, 2001
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His best friend Leroy is a fellow crack addict. Together, they make their home in Philadelphia's crack houses. To Black and Leroy, getting high is natural as breathing.
Later, Philadephia career politician Johnny Podres who is a crusader against corruption, is found murdered in a crack house. Black and Leroy become the focus of the murder investigation.
Black and Leroy know that they are innocent, but who is going to believe two crack addicts?
They have no choice but to flee from the police and find the real killer.
They embark on an action packed adventure that goes from the depths of hell of the crack cocaine world to the corruption in the Philadelphia police department.
This gritty urban thriller is a definite page turner.
I would highly recommend this book.
I'm definitely going to look for more books written by this author.
Have you ever read a book and the desciptions were so vivid that you could see the scenes flashing before you very eyes...you could hear the person breathing down your back and you could see the dampness in their shirt or hear the screech of the tires as the car pulls off.
If you haven't read a book like this then you need to read Pipe Dreams. In this FAST-PACED suspenseful thriller, we walk in the shoes of Black, a known crack addict. Black and three fellow crack addicts are running for their lives as they try to find out who murdered a city councilman with a anti-corruption record out of this world is shot dead in a Philly crack house. Yep, you read it that correctly a politician dies in a crack house.
Once you pick up this book you won't be able to put it down as you travel with Black and his friends through all the twists and turns that this story will surely lead you to. This story also takes you into the minds of a many addicts and I found it rather interesting to see things from their perspective rather than my own.
I suggest you buy this book because it was truly a page turner and a treat to read. I could
I waited awhile before I decided to read this story because I didn't want to read about crack addition but after opening the book, I became engrossed in the lives of Black, Leroy, Clarrise and Pookie who were plain everyday folk who got turned out on the life destroying drug crack. Hats off to Solomon Jones for writing this realistic and emotional treat. I wish the author much success and look forward to your next release. Thanks for keeping it real.
Interestingly, Mr. Jones is equally perceptive of the emotional make-up of a tired old detective on the verge of retirement who, throughout his career, has taken the time to know and, therefore, understand the people that he has vowed to protect - even the "pipers."
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever loved or sacrificed or lost hope because Pipe Dream will show you the truest meaning of these words.
I'm looking forward to Mr. Jones' next novel, The Bridge.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best books Ive ever read in my life. Im from Philly, and the book made me feel I was INSIDE the story itself. Excellent writing!Published 14 days ago by Niemah Days
Love love loved this book.was really refreshing to read about phila.too looking forward to the next one solomon jones. I think he is much better author than radio emcee.Published 11 months ago by doris m. walker
This was a wonderful twisted love story, that happened to contain crooked cops, a corrupt police force, murder, some nosy neighbors, greed, seduction, reporters on the come-up, one... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alana Tyson
I would definitely recommend this book to a book club or small reading group well worth the read solomon jones does not disappoint the reader at all.Published on December 31, 2013 by Donna Fudge
I admire the fact that Jones put a human face on crack addiction. However, I thought the beginning was a bit slow. It finally started to pick up mid way. Its worth a read!Published on December 5, 2013 by Akia Jones
Tough to read about the "pipers" a tough life. A very basic story line. But I learned about life on "crack"Published on August 27, 2013 by Fasted
IT IS VERY HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS MR. JONES 1ST BOOK ( NO WAY)!!!! I MEAN THIS BOOK HAD ME ANGRY ,CRYING, SMILING, CRYING SOME MORE!! Read morePublished on December 29, 2007 by SASSY SHAY
this is a urban mystery that was so good that i wish i had read earlier, sorry that i have waited so long to start reading this authors work i have 3 other of his novel that i will... Read morePublished on August 10, 2007 by reader 428
By far one of the best book i have ever held in my hands. If your looking for a book to keep you interested, this is the book for you!Published on March 25, 2007 by Kay Herrera