Dodgers by Bill Beverly was billed as “a powerful debut literary crime novel”.
Easy is a tough kid working for an LA drugs crew managing the look outs for a crack den. When the den gets busted he is forced out of LA on a road trip with three others with the aim of murdering a key witness against the head of the drugs gang. Think road trip, right of passage, and gang psychology.
Dodgers is good dark stuff, I’m not sure that I agree with some of the rave reviews that I read before buying it. Half way through it had lost it’s novelty and I wanted it to be over but it was good enough that I would give Beverly a second read when his next novel is published