Third and Indiana by Steve Lopez

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A searing look at despair, passion, and hope in the drug-infested Badlands of Philadelphia tells of Ofelia's desperate search for her missing fourteen-year-old son, Gabriel, who is at the mercy of a sadistic dealer. A first novel. Tour.
 

About Steve Lopez

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Steve Lopez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of two previous novels, The Sunday Macaroni Club and Third and Indiana. He has been an editor-at-large for Time magazine and has also written for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Viking Adult. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Self Help, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction

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When the mayor of Philadelphia dies and is laid out in the funeral home of an acquaintance, Eddie and a pal plan to stage a break-in and steal a large ring that they spotted on the corpse's finger during television coverage so that Eddie can pay the mobster back;

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Journalist Lopez's first novel portrays a 14-year-old boy who gets caught up with drug dealers in the inner city of Philadelphia.

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Fourteen-year-old Gabriel Santoro has been assigned to this spot by a local drug king, Diablo, and it is here that the boy makes a small fortune by handing out crack to people in passing cars.

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Jack is badly hurt when a scheming assistant on the Tribune seduces and then marries the old man (after Jack rebuffs her advances), instantly changing locks on the sons;

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