• Publication date: October 16, 2009

Clockers Clockers

Strike is a 19-year-old African-American "clocker", the lowest link on the drug dealing ...

Strike is a 19-year-old African-American "clocker", the lowest link on the drug dealing chain, who hangs around park benches and street corners selling small amounts of drugs at all hours of the day. Strike drinks chocolate milk to soothe an ulcer and plays with model trains in his apartment, dreaming of a way out of his dead-end life. Drug kingpin Rodney asks Strike to kill another clocker, Darryl, for skimming money, saying that this will be Strike's ticket to a higher post in Rodney's organization. Darryl is indeed shot, and suspicion immediately falls on Strike, but a weary cop named Rocco Klein thinks there's more to the case.