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The Turnaround

by George P Pelecanos

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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So much more than just a crime novel this book follows the lives of a group of men who’s actions over 30 years ago caused pain and death and would inextricably link them to each other. George Pelecanos knows how to tell a good story, gritty, gripping and powerful.

The Turnaround Synopsis

On a hot summer afternoon in Washington DC 1972, three white teenagers, stoned and fearless, drive a stolen car into a rough, black neighbourhood. Taunting local black kids through the car window, they speed off to what they think is safety.

They find themselves trapped in a dead-end street whilst an angry mob gathers. In the ensuing chaos, two of the white boys manage to escape, but Billy - the third friend - is shot dead.

Thirty-five years later, one of these men reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. However, another survivor of that day is now out of prison, and is looking for reparation in any form he can find it.

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The Turnaround Press Reviews

'Pelecanos is in the top rank of American crime scribes, and this is him at his very best.' SUNDAY MERCURY

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ISBN: 9780753826607
Publication date: 02/07/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780752875422
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753826607
Publication date: 2nd July 2009
Author: George P Pelecanos
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Reading Groups, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About George P Pelecanos

George Pelecanos lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and children. He also manages Circle Films, an independent production company responsible for such films as the Coen Brothers' Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink.

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