The Fence by Dick Lehr

The Fence

By Dick Lehr

  • Publication Date: 2009-06-23
  • Genre: True Crime
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 5 Ratings)

Book Overview

“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 Island

Dick 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.

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Recent Reviews

  • Great book

    By Grabber551
    Every police supervisor should read this book. The failures seen here trying to protect a horrific mistake deeply tarnishes a good departments reputation and ultimately deepens the publics mistrust of those who protect and serve. Read and learn what not to do.