If you are a fan of The Wire - then you'll love George Pelecanos' Drama City. You may recognize the name George Pelecanos as one of the writers from The Wire. He was so important to the series that he normally handled the penultimate episode where the most action took place.
I was so colored by The Wire when reading Drama City that I couldn't help but picture the muscled, recently released Lorenzo Brown as Chad Coleman who played Cutty on The Wire. And even though Rachel Lopez was supposed to be half Mexican and half Jewish - I couldn't help but picture half black and half Asian Sonja Sohn who played Detective Kima Greggs.
The book was a quick and enjoyable read. It was tough to put down and when you did put the book down you'd still find yourself thinking about what happens next to the characters. That's the mark of a good author.