Smart and fast-paced, The Man Who Came Uptown brings Washington, D. C. Outside, michael encounters a Washington, D. C. That has changed a lot during his time locked up. In bestselling and emmy-nominated writer george pelecanos' novel, one of the best mysteries of 2018 Publishers Weekly, an ex-offender must choose between the man who got him out and the woman who showed him another path.
The Man Who Came Uptown #ad - Michael hudson spends the long days in prison devouring books given to him by the prison's librarian, a young woman named Anna who develops a soft spot for her best student. Anna keeps passing michael books until one day he disappears, suddenly released after a private detective manipulated a witness in Michael's trial.
Once shady storefronts are now trendy beer gardens and flower shops.
The Cut Spero Lucas Book 1Reagan Arthur Books #ad - His cut is forty percent. Includes a bonus work of short fiction focusing on Spero's early life. But before he can close in on what's been taken, he tangles with a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. He's good at it, and he has carved out a niche: recovering stolen property, no questions asked.
It's the biggest job spero has ever been offered, and he quickly gets a sense of what's going on. Is any cut worth your family, your life? the first in a series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, your lover, The Cut is the latest confirmation of why George Pelecanos is "perhaps America's greatest living crime writer.
The Cut Spero Lucas Book 1 #ad - Stephen King. A high-profile crime boss who has heard of Lucas's specialty hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. Since he returned home to Washington, D. C. After serving in Iraq, he has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney. Crime fiction writer george Pelecanos introduces Spero Lucas, an anti-hero making his place in the world one battle at a time.
Spero lucas has a new line of work.
Right as Rain Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 1Grand Central Publishing #ad - Now strange has been hired to investigate a police shooting in which Quinn played a major role. With washington, D. C. The city, pelecanos explores a violent landscape of drugs and danger, not the capital-as his backdrop, loyalty and love. Washington post bestseller"those in the know read Pelecanos. Michael connelly, #1 bestselling author of the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer seriesDerek Strange is black and successful.
For strange, a savvy and careful man, the investigation goes against his style and instinct. For terry quinn, strange's questions are a chance to absolve his conscience and shake out a little truth. Terry quinn is white and barely holding on. But in a city that lives in the shadow of a nation's dream, neither man can foresee the dirty little war that will break out around them.
Right as Rain Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 1 #ad - . Or how deadly being right can be. The crime novels of George Pelecanos are unrivaled for their authenticity, edginess, and humanity.
Hell to Pay Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 2Little, Brown and Company #ad - The two ex-cops think they know D. C. S dangers, but nothing in their experience has prepared them for Worldwide Wilson, the pimp whose territory they're intruding upon. Combining inimitable neighborhood flavor, action scenes that rank among the best in fiction, and a clear-eyed view of morality in a world with few rules, "Hell to Pay" is another Pelecanos masterpiece for his ever-expanding audience to savor.
. Derek strange and terry quinn, the team of private investigators who made their stunning debut in Right As Rain, are hired to find a 14-year-old white girl from the suburbs who's run away from home and is now working as a prostitute.
The Double Spero Lucas Book 2Little, Brown and Company #ad - She wants lucas to find the man who humiliated her--a violent career criminal with a small gang of brutal thugs at his beck and call. Lucas is a man who knows how to get what he wants, whether it's a thief on the run--or a married woman. In the midst of a steamy, passionate love affair that he knows can't last, in pursuit of a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Lucas is forced to decide what kind of man he is--and how far he'll go to get what he wants.
But grace wants more. It's the sort of thing Spero Lucas specializes in: finding what's missing, and doing it quietly. Every man has his dark side. Spero lucas confronts his own in the most explosive thriller yet from one of America's best-loved crime writers. The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting--"The Double"--Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her.
Soul Circus Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 3Little, Brown and Company #ad - And yet at the same time they need to continue the search for another missing girl, a teenage runaway who shows up in a porn video. Soul circus is a heart-stopping thriller that could only have been written by George Pelecanos, the writer who "has gone from cult favorite to acknowledged master" Booklist.
. In the grimy underworld inhabited by Strange, nothing is that simple. And who hasn't been seen since. Step by step, strange and his partner are drawn into the darkness, crime lords, drug dealers, confronting gunrunners, and ordinary people caught up in the ruthless violence of the business. And so strange and Quinn find her.
Soul Circus Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 3 #ad - Just another day? Not quite. Bleak, gritty and moving, soul Circus superbly brings to life a devastating story of life and death in Washington's black ghettos. Private investigator derek strange and his partner, are running a detective business in the seedy underbelly of Washington, Terry Quinn, DC when they are approached by a young man asking them to find his girlfriend who has gone missing.
For strange and quinn's efforts have led to a young mother being brutally murdered--a devastating discovery that causes them both to question the morality by which they live.
The Sweet Forever: A Novel DC Quartet Book 3Little, Brown and Company #ad - One of the 1990s' rising stars of crime fiction delivers a bold, brilliant tale of mystery, revenge, and survival in the 1980s, when cocaine and money ruled the city streets and even the good guys wanted a piece of the action.
The Way HomeLittle, Brown and Company #ad - With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty.
Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, and, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.
The Way Home #ad - One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Like richard price or william kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence.
Shame the Devil: A Novel DC Quartet Book 4Little, Brown and Company #ad - As everyone struggles to heal after the incident, the gunman is determined to kill everyone involved in his brother's death. Several restaurant workers are murdered by a robber, whose brother is killed by police during the chaotic event.
Hard Revolution: A Novel Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 4Little, Brown and Company #ad - In this epic showdown from "one of the best crime novelists alive" Dennis Lehane, police officer Derek Strange hunts his brother's killer through a city erupting with rage.
The TurnaroundLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Today, from the diners and auto garages of the city to the inside of Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, where wounded men and women have returned to the world in a time of war. A novel of fathers and sons, victory and violent redemption, wives and husbands, THE TURNAROUND is another compelling, loss, highly charged novel from George Pelecanos, "the best crime novelist in America.
Oregonian. On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever. Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.
The Turnaround #ad - The turnaround takes us on a journey from the rock-and-soul streets of the '70s to the changing neighborhoods of D. C.