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The Burden of Truth

(2020)
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As a serving police officer, Los Angeles Times bestselling author Neal Griffin saw how family ties, loyalty to friends, and their own ambitions could lead young men to make choices that got them hurt, killed, or imprisoned. He explores this complex web of relationships and pressures in The Burden of Truth.

In a small city in southern California, 18 year-old Omar Ortega is about to graduate high school. For years, he’s danced on the fringes of gang life, trying desperately to stay out of the cross-hairs. Once Omar joins the Army, his salary, plus his meager savings, will get his mother and siblings out of the barrio, where they’ve lived since his father was deported.

One night, everything changes. Newly released from prison, Chunks, the gang’s shot-caller, has plans for Omar. That boy, Chunks thinks, needs to be jumped in.

By dawn, Omar will be labeled a cop-killer. Law-and-order advocates and community organizers will battle over Omar’s fate in the court of public opinion while the criminal justice system grips him in its teeth.

One night can destroy a man and all who depend on him.

That he’s innocent does not matter.

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Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Griffin knows the dark and violent world he writes about. It is our good fortune he is also possessed of the keen talent to write of it so vividly." - James Carlos Blake

"Add Neal Griffin to your list of must-read crime writers!." - Tess Gerritsen


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Used availability for Neal Griffin's The Burden of Truth

Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Burden of Truth
Author(s): Neal Griffin
ISBN: 0-7653-9562-2 / 978-0-7653-9562-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Burden of Truth
Author(s): Neal Griffin
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU