NEW JACK CITY
Nino Brown is an American success story - with a twist. he’s young, handsome, smart, rich, successful and prominent in his community. But he is also a big-time drug baron. Two police officers - Scotty Appleton, and African-American undercover cop who grew up on the streets and whose mother was violently murdered by a drug addict, and Nick Peretti, a white, ex-addict from the Lower East Side whose hatred of drugs also springs from personal experiences - are obsessed with bringing Nino and his gang down. This is a gripping work of fiction based in a frightening world of fact. It combines powerful drama with a searching look at the battle being fought every day against drugs and the life of crime that they spawn.