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The Trials of White Boy Rick

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’s epic rise and fall as exhaustively reported by Evan Hughes reads like a lost El Leonard story Essential infuriating wildly entertaining Free Richard Wershe now” Mark Binelli Rolling Stone staff writer and author of Detroit City Is the Place to Be The Afterlife of an American Metropolis “Highly recommend new Evan Hughes opus from The Atavist Crooked cops White Boy Rick An Ellroy novella set in Detroit” Patrick Radden Keefe The New Yorker staff writer “Holy crap this Evan Hughes story in The Atavist is mind blowing” Wil S Hylton writer for The New York Times Magazine and New York “Worth every nickel” Don Van Natta Jr ESPN and ESPN The Magazine “This astonishing Evan Hughes piece on Detroit is Pulitzer Prize caliber reporting and writing” Michael Lindgren book reviewer for The Washington Pos. In short this guy

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Read the story that is soon to become a major motion picture produced by Universal Studios It was the spring of 1987 and crack cocaine had turned whole swaths of Detroit into veritable combat zones The city thought it had seen everything until one evening that May when the police arrested a 17 year old kid named Rick Wershe They called him White Boy Rick In a city known for its fraught racial divide Wershe had somehow joined the ranks of the drug kingpins on the predominantly black East Side before he was old enough to shave He flew in kilos of cocaine from Miami and drove a white Jeep with THE SNOWMAN emblazoned across the back An incredulous judge once compared him to the gangster “Baby Face” Nelson He seemed an urban legend than a real person and then his story got even stranger Years later while he was in pr. Interesting Hard t

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Ison for cocaine possession Wershe claimed he had been working with the FBI since he was 14 Was one of Detroit’s most notorious criminals also one of the feds’ most valuable informants in the city Journalist Evan Hughes set out to untangle fact from fiction in Wershe’s improbable story tracking down the dealers cops and federal agents who shared the streets with him and eventually meeting Wershe himself at the rural Michigan prison where he remains incarcerated The Trials of White Boy Rick is a gripping true crime saga of hidden motives and betrayed trust and reveals never before reported information suggesting why Wershe is still behind bars Praise for The Trials of White Boy Rick “For anyone who lived in Detroit in the ’80s the drug dealer known as White Boy Rick remains legend But the true story of Rick. I bought this Kind


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