The Jones Men
The Jones Men

The Jones Men


252 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $19.95 (CA $26.95) (US $19.95)

Publication Date: May 2014

ISBN 9780989141185

Price: $19.95


An all-out drug war explodes in 1970s Detroit when a young Vietnam veteran decides to rip off heroin kingpin Willis McDaniel. In the chaos, rival outfits, the Mafia, and even junkies themselves try to step in to fill the void while one lone assassin tries to hunt them all down—and one determined cop tries to stop it all.


A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Edgar Award nominee

Author Biography

Vern E. Smith formerly served as the Atlanta Bureau chief and as a national correspondent for Newsweek. As a principal reporter with Newsweek's Special Projects Unit, he contributed to four cover stories later published as books. One of the stories, "Charlie Co.: What Vietnam Did to Us," won the 1981 National Magazine Award for Single Issue Topic. He also served as a principal reporter and blogger for the 2004 Voices of Civil Rights oral history project, which is permanently housed in the Library of Congress. His work has also appeared in Emerge, the London Sunday Times, Ebony, GEO, the Crisis magazine, Merian magazine, and the History Channel Magazine.