Raised within the confines of a system that has done nothing but provide him with pain, Alex Hamilton's frustration and anger are completely natural--and inherently dangerous.
Since his parents split up, Alex has been constantly running from foster homes and institutions, yearning to be with his father, a broken man who cannot give his son the home he desperately needs. The only constant in Alex's life is no-good, criminally-minded peers, who are all too ready to plant illegal ideas in an intelligent mind. Bunker writes, ""His unique potential would develop into unique destructiveness.""
""Bunker is a true original of American letters. His books are criminal classics.""--James Ellroy
""Bunker (is) among the tiny band of American prisoner-writers whose work possesses integrity, craftsmanship, and moral passion...an artist with a unique and compelling voice.""--William Styron
""Bunker shoots straight--his direct and transparent prose captures the 'primacy of violence' that defines life in the slammer.""--Kirkus Reviews