Possibley one of my favourite books of all time, although a sometimes tough and harrowing read, it is very much worth it!
From David Simon, the creator of The Wire, Generation Kill and Treme.
The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the cente of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of men confronted by the darkest of American visions. This book presents an account of casework and an investigation into our culture of violence.