The Fence (Paperback)

A Police Cover-Up Along Boston's Racial Divide

By Dick Lehr

Harper Perennial, 9780060780999, 383pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2010



"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.

Praise For The Fence: A Police Cover-Up Along Boston's Racial Divide

“Jolting, nightmarish and potent, this true cop yarn bests any bogus reality show or overblown tabloid tale with its hardboiled spin.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)