Throwing Stones at the Moon

The destinies of the United States and Colombia seem inextricably intertwined as two poles of the trade in illegal drugs. This collection of oral histories captures the effects of that relationship on the smaller nation with savage intensity. Editors Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening have interviewed a broad range of undefeated victims, soliciting heartfelt first-person reportage that brings home the human cost of violence inflicted by rebel and soldier alike.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.