An injured woman stumbles into an inner-city hospital with a horrifying story: she has just been carjacked by a man who was apparently unaware that her son was asleep on the back seat. As a search ensues, a shrewd detective and an ambitious young reporter smell a hoax and begin to suspect that the woman is holding back a terrible truth: could she have murdered her own child?
Richard Price is the author of seven other novels; one of which, Clockers, was made into a film directed by Spike Lee. He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and Esquire, and he has taught fiction writing at Yale, NYU, and Columbia. Price and his family live in Manhattan.