The Neon Jungle

October 31, 2020
The Neon Jungle

No writer captured the urban blight that befell postwar Americain all its grime and commotion as well as noir legend John D.MacDonald. The Neon Jungle depicts a world in which the brightlights belie the turbulent lives of a lost generation.Introduction by Dean KoontzThe smell of warm gin hovers over a whole section of town. Thethreat of violence hangs in the air. And the neighborhood kids knowall about drugs, knives, and back-alley beatings long beforethey're pushed into high school by weary truant officers.This is simply reality for the family that runs Varaki QualityMarket. Its patriarch, Gus Varaki, is doing all he can to keep hisbusiness afloat after his beloved middle child, Henry, is killed inaction. But his oldest son is at a crossroads, his teenage daughterhas been seduced by a rough crowd, and one of his employees isrunning a racket of his own. Only Henry's despondent widow, Bonny,sees the awful truth--and the...