After an excessive warmth wave, storms threaten to blanket manhattan urban, and 3 boys stroll throughout city with knives of their wallet and homicide on their minds. They’re difficult youngsters in strive against boots, crossing into Spanish Harlem to choose a struggle. And once they see one among their meant sufferers, they encompass him, draw their knives, and plunge their guns into the terrible boy’s intestine. The attackers flee, and blood pours down the victim’s useless physique, mingling with the surprising rain. yet regardless of the showers, not anything may be capable of extinguish the full-blown panic that threatens to set the town aflame.
Prosecuting the case falls to Hank Bell, a Harlem-born district lawyer with a solemn feel of civic responsibility. because the case threatens to resolve, Hank could be the merely factor that stands among his urban and blood-spattered anarchy.
the foundation for John Frankenheimer’s vintage movie The younger Savages, it is a hard-eyed examine a urban at the fringe of chaos, written via a guy who understood city crime larger than an individual else: mythical crime author Ed McBain.
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