Author: Vern E. Smith
Synopsis: A young drug dealer tries to raise his status in the game by ripping off (and pushing out) the biggest drug dealer in the city.
Notes: This is a great story about the drug trade and the cutthroat nature of dealers and junkies alike. Surprisingly, the author didn’t set out to write a novel but instead started out with the intention of doing a story for a news magazine on the heroin crisis in a major urban city. Read more about that here or here.