Fast Falls the Night

Fast Falls the Night

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"The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad--but these days, depressingly familiar. But then there is another overdose. And another. And another. Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug--and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts. Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's latest Bell Elkins novel "Fast Falls the Night" takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell's life forever"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250089618
1250089611
Characteristics: vii, 286 pages ; 24 cm

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glotet
Oct 30, 2017

An especially informative story given the ongoing crisis with overdose fatalities in BC.

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njon38
Oct 11, 2017

A well rendered portrait of the opioid crisis in West Virginia in the context of a detective story.

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