All Involved

4.03 based on 1681 ratings & 264 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 21.05.2015
ISBN: 9781447283195
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

That's when it hits me. I'm staring at a war zone. In South Central.

On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn't even carry a gun. And that messes with the rules, even for Lynwood, even for the streets.

But it's the first day of the LA riots, and the city is tearing itself apart. Fire-fighters, graffiti artists, nurses and law enforcement - all of them connected by this murder - find themselves caught in the mayhem. Every cop is distracted, and for the people who see the law as an enemy, it's a chance to settle old scores.

That's just too good an opportunity to miss.

In the media

Full of brutality with flashes of tenderness, this is an adrenaline-fulled, roller-coaster ride of a novel. Hold on tight.
The Bookseller
A tour de force . . . without glamorising his subject, there's a lyricism in the vernacular and street language that makes it hard not to be moved . . . a powerful work of fiction
GQ
[A] truly remarkable novel . . . this kaleidoscopic work is unflinching, unsettling and unforgettable . . .. it deserves, frankly, to sell more copies than Trainspotting
Scotsman