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Chaos Theory (1999) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Jason Rourke, who is white, and Dennis Monroe, who is black, are good kids and good friends. One night, on a dare, they drive to a blighted part of Washington to buy a little marijuana. But it isn't their night, and the deal goes terribly wrong. Before it's over, a shot is fired, and the two just barely get away, leaving a small-time drug dealer lying wounded in the street.

Their troubles are only beginning. The next morning, Jason and Dennis learn that the incident with the drug dealer was far worse than it seemed. Finding themselves suspects in a bizarre homicide, the two are forced to flee, leaving their families terrified and confused. And what started out as a relatively innocent moment of adolescent mischief soon turns into a nightmarish, life-threatening ordeal, one that eventually draws these sheltered teenagers into a citywide scheme of murders and cover-ups that may involve some of Washington's most prominent and most trusted public officials.

Original title: Chaos Theory
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

Edition #1: Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Krist reminds us of how much fun reading can be." The New York Times
  • "Extraordinary...a sleek and thoughtful thriller...A white-knuckle story...Krist shows his flair for portraying characters under extreme emotional pressure." Publishers Weekly
  • "Doubling the stakes of John Grisham's The Client, Krist plunges a pair of young heroes into peril that starts with a bang and ends with a bang-bang-bang...A page-turner with new dangers and set-pieces every two minutes. " Kirkus Reviews
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Chaos Theory (December 1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780375500800
Dimensions: 9.52 x 6.37 x 1.18 in
Pages: 320

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