Posted: Apr 13, 2006 4:24 pm
I don't know if it fits the exact bill you are looking for, but I've read Iceberg Slim's Pimp twice. It's true crime, set in Chicago, involves heroin, coke, violence, prostitutes, doin' time, and Pimpin'.
There was a book I read years ago that I just can't recall the title or the author, but it's sittin' on my shelf at home, and I'll look it up later. It's an auto bio of a black journalist going undercover in Detroit to investigate the black thug run Heroin rings in the 1970's. Not great, but pretty damn good, if I remember right the journalist didn't let anybody know what he was doing before he infiltrated the sumggling rings, and he get's pretty deep, and fucked up pretty good.