drug wars -- fiction

Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir

By Daniel Woodrell

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Novelist Doyle Redmond of California, whose whodunits are getting nowhere, returns to the Ozarks in the hope that a stay in his native land will provide inspiration to achieve fame.
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Hard Revolution

By George Pelecanos

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"...[A] story of two brothers--one a rookie police officer, one a recently returned Vietnam veteran-caught up in the chaos that engulfed D.C. in 1968, when riots followed the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Derek Strange is his family's straight arrow, but his older brother Dennis has always had a harder time.Home from the war and in several varieties of trouble, Dennis is in danger of making one bad decision too many.While Derek tries to be there for Dennis, no amount of brotherly love can save Dennis from Alvin Jones, a local drug dealer who draws him into his web."
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