Slow Motion Riot

By Peter Blauner
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

12.72 Hours 06/26/2008 unabridged
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On an urban battleground dangerously divided along racial lines, probation officer Steve Baum is desperately struggling to hold on to the last remaining shreds of his idealism, until Darryl King invades his world. A deranged young sociopath, one of the most bloodthirsty creations of a diseased society, Darryl has come to drag Baum along with him into an inescapable morass of terror and corruption. As their ravaged city explodes, they will stand face-to-face, mortal enemies trapped together in the heart of a devastating inferno that threatens to consume them both.

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Summary

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Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel in 1992

On an urban battleground dangerously divided along racial lines, probation officer Steve Baum is desperately struggling to hold on to the last remaining shreds of his idealism, until Darryl King invades his world. A deranged young sociopath, one of the most bloodthirsty creations of a diseased society, Darryl has come to drag Baum along with him into an inescapable morass of terror and corruption. As their ravaged city explodes, they will stand face-to-face, mortal enemies trapped together in the heart of a devastating inferno that threatens to consume them both.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intriguing new writer with a gift for smooth talk, fast action, and nasty surprises.” Oliver Stone
“Rich…fast-paced…The book crackles with authentic street slang.” Chicago Tribune
“Tough as rivets…A solid, gritty, often funny book.” New York Daily News
“Gripping and powerful stuff…Vivid characters, plausible events, and scenes rich in human pathos make it an outstanding first novel.” Library Journal
“Malcolm Hillgartner narrates with an old-time radio newscaster’s skill, though he can sound like a ghetto youth with attitude when needed.” AudioFile
“Powerful…A jolting, urban authentic crime thriller.” Kirkus Reviews
“Scary, violent, and caustically funny…unmistakably authentic.” Literary Review
“Stunning…dead on…A tough, gritty, often unbearably tense story right out of today’s headlines…Explores an urban terrain little seen in fiction with insight and power.” Book Talk

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Blauner

Peter Blauner is the author of Casino Moon, The Intruder, Man of the Hour, The Last Good Day, and Slipping into Darkness. The Intruder was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have been praised by such authors as Stephen King, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly. He studied at Wesleyan University where he won the Paul Horgan Prize for best short fiction by a student. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English