"The most powerful novel of the world of teen-age gangs since 'The Amboy Dukes'
"A brutal and terrifying book, a deeply significant work of art" - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
PYRAMID BOOKS X-1466
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING AUGUST 1966
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON AUGUST 1965
COVER ART BY HARRY SCHAARE
WAR IN THE STREETS
The night of July 4th. In the Bronx, a city-wide convention of gang leaders moves to organize New York's teen-age gangs into an army of 100,000 strong. But mistrust leads to insult and insult into open warfare, and soon the police move in. Suddenly, six members of "the Family" - the Coney Island Dominators - are alone on enemy terrain, hunted down and terrified for their lives. Their desperate flight back to the safety of Brooklyn becomes a journey filled with violence, a modern Odyssey gone terribly wrong, an adventure into every imaginable crime against mind and body...
-New York Herald Tribune