From the Publisher:
Introducing Socrates Fortlow... He's spent 27 years inside and can kill a man with his bare hands. But he has vowed to use his strength for good, to help the downtrodden and oppressed of the Los Angeles ghetto. His world is marked by deprivation and poverty but his struggle is heroic - to do right. Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned is an itensely humane work from a major writer at the height of his creative powers.
Walter Mosley: Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. Serpent's Tail, ISBN 1852427027 (October, 1998), 208 p., £6.99