All Involved

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A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as The Wire, from a writer hailed as the West Coast's Richard Price—a mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty, set in the chaotic streets of South Central L.A. in the wake of one of the most notorious and incendiary trials of the 1990s

At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted three white Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue a black man named Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a fourth officer. Less than two hours later, the city exploded in violence that lasted six days. In nearly 121 hours, fifty-three lives were lost. But there were even more deaths unaccounted for: violence that occurred outside of active rioting sites by those who used the chaos to viciously settle old scores.

A gritty and cinematic work of fiction, All Involved vividly re-creates this turbulent and terrifying time, set in a sliver of Los Angeles largely ignored by the media during the riots. Ryan Gattis tells seventeen interconnected first-person narratives that paint a portrait of modern America itself—laying bare our history, our prejudices, and our complexities. With characters that capture the voices of gang members, firefighters, graffiti kids, and nurses caught up in these extraordinary circumstances, All Involved is a literary tour de force that catapults this edgy writer into the ranks of such legendary talents as Dennis Lehane and George V. Higgins.


  • 01-All Involved

    Duration: 52s
  • 02-The Facts

    Duration: 02min
  • 03-Day 1-Ernesto Vera

    Duration: 17min
  • 04-Lupe Vera

    Duration: 01h02min
  • 05-Eight

    Duration: 42min
  • 06-Ray Vera

    Duration: 15min
  • 07-Day 2-Jose Laredo

    Duration: 39min
  • 08-Antonio Delgado

    Duration: 01h01min
  • 09-Kim Byung-Hun

    Duration: 27min
  • 10-Day 3-Gloria Rubio RN

    Duration: 26min
  • 11-Engineer Anthony Smiljanic

    Duration: 01h16min
  • 12-Abejundio Orellana

    Duration: 32min
  • 13-Day 4-Bennet Galvez

    Duration: 22min
  • 14-Robert Alan Rivera

    Duration: 01h50s
  • 15-Gabriel Moreno

    Duration: 27min
  • 16-Day 5-Anonymous

    Duration: 32min
  • 17-Jeremy Rubio

    Duration: 01h17min
  • 18-Josesito Serrato

    Duration: 04min
  • 19-Day 6-James

    Duration: 09min
  • 20-Miguel Rivera Junior

    Duration: 01h03min
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