A Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick
– Jill Leovy Exceptionally authentic
– MICHAEL CAPUZZO A riveting, deeply human true-life thriller of deadly New York crack gangs that also breaks fresh ground on one of the most important issues of our time, the murders of young black men. With years of extraordinary reporter's access, crisp, cinematic writing, and no small amount of courage, Jonathan Green is the South Bronx Boswell of ruthless killers in a tale reminiscent of Gay Talese's classic inside portrait of the Bonanno crime family, Honor Thy Father.
– SAM QUINONES A ferocious and long-overdue piece of true storytelling about a time and a place that saw the worst of the dope business. Within it are remarkable tales of faith in a standard, friendship or what passes for it, greed, decay, the worst and the best of America.
– Kirkus Green's insights into a culture unavailable to most readers are invaluable....A disturbing yet necessary, significant book by a journalist willing to place himself in danger.
“ By personalizing Namtso's life and death, Mr Green has conjured in the flesh an otherwise anonymous figure from Tibet's shadows” – The Economist
“ Brilliantly told… Captivating.” – The Daily Beast
“ [A] tale, spun wonderfully in Green's morally ambiguous account….Who spoke out and who did not, and why, is at the heart of one of the most unsettling books of recent years.” – McCleans
Winner Banff Mountain Book Competition,
Mountain and Wilderness Literature category
Winner American Society of Journalists and Authors,
Outstanding Non Fiction Book of the Year