Newsday calls 'The Triangle' "Brave and Detailed"

"Newsday crime reporter Kevin Deutsch's 'The Triangle' is ...a work of brave and detailed immersive reporting in the tradition of "The Corner" by David Simon."

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'Ensuing Chapters' book review calls 'The Triangle' an "important" book

"Dramatically reconstructed from interviews, legal records and first-hand experience, The Triangle is as fast-paced and action-packed as a first-rate thriller—a literary narrative as entertaining as it is troubling."

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'Triangle' segment on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Brian Lehrer last week to talk about my book, as well as the current tensions between the mayor and NYPD. You can listen to the full WNYC segment here:

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Laura Miller of reviews 'The Triangle'

Miller writes that “Many aspects of this story may sound familiar, but Deutsch wants to change the framework in which we view them. We should, he argues, recognize the ongoing Bloods-Crips conflict not as a series of isolated criminal incidents but as a 45-year war that has claimed 20,000 lives. He points out that fewer Americans died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars than died in Bloods-Crips battles during the same period.”

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The Riverdale Press covers 'The Triangle'

The Pulitzer Prize winning Bronx weekly where I worked on staff in 2009 and 2010 ran a piece about how I reported the book. Here's the link:,55917

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The Columbus Dispatch calls 'The Triangle' "Gripping"

"Kevin Deutsch, a reporter for the Long Island newspaper Newsday, spent his off hours during 2012 with two gangs in the village of Hempstead in suburban New York.

Weekends were devoted to the Crips, and evenings immersed in the world of the Bloods — both gangs that have branches throughout the United States.

The Triangle offers a gripping account of that year, a particularly violent one because of an all-out war between the gangs for territory in which to deal drugs."

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"Triangle" Excerpt posted on

Crack was the atomic bomb of the ghetto. And the scariest part was, any fool could build that bomb. —Marcus Jackson

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"The Triangle" is named to the IRE Book List

"Each year, IRE publishes a list of nonfiction, investigative books, compiled by former IRE executive director Steve Weinberg. Below you can review the last three years worth of investigative works, a total of more than 600 books"
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The New York Post Excerpts "The Triangle"

Here's their lede-in:

Hempstead, Long Island, would seem an unlikely drug capital. But millions of dollars in cocaine, marijuana and crack flow through this impoverished village of 55,000 to the rest of the island and nearby New York City. The territory is so valuable that in 2012, the major gangs — the Crips and the Bloods — had an all-out war that left dozens wounded or dead. In his new book, “The Triangle,” journalist Kevin Deutsch explains the roots of the conflict, and how more than just turf was at stake.

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