Sometimes, Philadelphia Police Detective Kevin Lynch feels he has spent his whole life trying to put his past firmly behind him. But a frantic call for help from a childhood friend whose child has gone missing changes all that.
Now Lynch must summon the courage to return to his childhood home, the infamous projects known as The Bridge. As the case unfolds and the search for Kenya, the missing girl, intensifies, the secrets guarded by her family and friends begin to emerge. And the hidden truths are more sinister and malevolent than Lynch could ever imagine, and once again, The Bridge threatens to be his downfall.
Solomon Jones's The Bridge is a gritty, suspenseful novel in which the root causes of crime share the stage with their tragic consequences, allowing an intimate window into ghetto life.
It started late Friday, with Kenya lingering in Miss Lily's arms and breathing in the mingled scents of baby powder and fried chicken on a hot summer evening. It was hard for Kenya to let go of Miss...
Praise for The Bridge
"Jones tells his tale with confidence and a staccato style that heightens the melodrama. And in Kenya, he creates a character who remains vivid when she's off the page. . . . The Bridge never fails to engage us." - The Boston Globe
"Jones, whose first book, Pipe Dream, was hailed as a promising debut, shows more of that promise in The Bridge. . . A powerful, painful look at and inside the world of heroin." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"Passionately unsparing as before in its portrayal of a subculture in despair." - Kirkus Reviews
“Ambitious.” - Publishers Weekly
“The voices ring true, especially those of the well-rendered women characters... Confirms his potential to become a major voice in crime fiction.” - Booklist-