A monumental account of an urban travesty . It] has all the earmarks of a classic. Dennis Lehane, New York Times "bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter IslandDick Lehr's The Fence, subtitled, A Police Cover-up Along Boston's Racial Divide, is a shocking true story of racism, brutality, official lies and negligence, when the truth about the savage beating of black plainclothes policeman by white officers was hidden behind a blue wall of silence. Respected journalist Lehr, winner of the Hancock Award, the Loeb Award, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and bestselling author of Black Mass "and Judgment Ridge, " sheds a brilliant light on all aspects of this powerful, disturbing event and its aftermath.
“Jolting, nightmarish and potent, this true cop yarn bests any bogus reality show or overblown tabloid tale with its hardboiled spin.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)