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Steve Baum is a probation officer in New York City and his caseload is so excessive that he doesn't feel he can do justice to any of his clients. But he keeps trying, in the hope that he can change just a few people's lives for the better. Mainly though, he watches helplessly as his mostly lower-class clientele slowly but surely destroy their lives. Then one day he's assigned the case of Darryl King, a want-to-be drug lord with a penchant for violence and a taste for crack-cocaine. Steve hopes to help Darryl at the outset, but before long he just wants to survive his encounter with the teen-aged sociopath who seems to have no qualms against killing people just for the fun of it.
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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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