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Sex Money Murder : a story of crack, blood, and betrayal

Author: Jonathan Green, (Journalist)
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the violent drug wars of the Bronx in the late 1980s and early 1990s documents the surge of crack cocaine's popularity and the murderous territory disputes among its dealers, tracing the rise and fall of notorious gang Sex Money Murder.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Green, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9780393244489 0393244482
OCLC Number: 1005104034
Notes: "$MM"-- Dust jacket.
Awards: Short-listed for Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award 2019
Description: x, 413 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Act I. Soundview: the genesis of violence --
Prologue: The roof --
Li'l Gunbuster --
Do not yield to evil --
Hit a killer, be a killer --
The ledger of death --
The kids from Cozy Corner --
The birth of Sugar shaft --
Kidnapped: blood begets blood --
Act II. The rise of Sex Money Murder --
Gold shield #1944 --
Sex Money Murder --
Coma --
Pipelines of the game --
Money bath --
Justice --
the murder game --
Gimme the loot --
Blood --
Nasty boys --
Act III. Ultraviolence: the fall of Sex Money Murder --
The fist --
The office --
Thanksgiving --
"Make it reign" --
Bangin' for their rats --
Myth's end --
Dropping the flag --
5K --
Exile --
Epilogue: "The streets don't love you"
Responsibility: Jonathan Green.

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