Reviews

  • "Marries the best instincts of explanatory narrative journalism with uncompromising moral clarity ... a vital account of police violence. Taibbi, through thorough reporting and captivating writing, captures the totality of an American tragedy"

    Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of THEY CAN'T KILL US ALL: THE STORY OF BLACK LIVES MATTER
  • "[A] brilliant work of narrative nonfiction ... a necessary and riveting work"

    Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
  • "The narrative unfolds like an episode of The Wire. . . . Heartbreaking and compulsively readable"

    Washington Post
  • "One of the most important voices in contemporary American journalism"

    Independent
  • "[A] searing exposé … what emerges from the author's superb reporting and vivid writing is a tragically revealing look at a broken criminal justice system"

    Kirkus Review (STARRED REVIEW)