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The Cut by George Pelecanos
  

The Cut

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The first of a new realistic and gritty crime story, based in Washington, D.C (where else for a Pelecanos novel) featuring ex-Iraq soldier Spero Lucas. A complex character who doesn't seem to mind which side of the law he works on, now special investigator for recovering stolen property for a forty percent 'cut'. It's addictive stuff, you really want to find out what will happen next and we are now eagerly waiting for the second book in the series.

If you like George Pelecanos you might also like to read books by Elmore Leonard, George V. Higgins and James Ellroy.

Synopsis

The Cut by George Pelecanos

Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since he returned home after serving in Iraq, he has been doing special investigations for a defence attorney. He's good at it, and he has carved out a niche: recovering stolen property, no questions asked. His cut is 40%.

A high-profile crime boss who has heard of Lucas's speciality hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. It's the biggest job Lucas has ever been offered, and he quickly gets a sense of what's going on. But before he can close in he tangles with a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. Is any cut worth your family, your lover, your life?

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'Pelecanos, heir to Elmore Leonard's throne, has landed another short, sparkling masterpiece. What's more, The Cut is just the beginning of a planned series for tough, streetwise, mother's boy Spero Lucas.' MIRROR

About the Author

George Pelecanos

George P. Pelecanos was born in Washington, DC in 1957. His first novel was published in 1992 and alongside his consequential success as an author, he has also worked as producer, writer and story editor for the acclaimed and award-winning US crime series, The Wire. His writing for the show earned him an Emmy nomination.

He is the author of fifteen crime novels set in and around Washington, DC. The Big Blowdown was the recipient of the International Crime Novel of the Year award in both Germany and Japan; King Suckerman was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Award in the UK. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire and the collections Unusual Suspects and Best American Mystery Stories of 1997. He is an award-winning journalist and pop-culture essayist who has written for the Washington Post.

Pelecanos can also claim credit for involvement in the production of several feature films. Most recently, as a screenwriter for film, he has written an adaptation of King Suckerman for Dimension Films, and was co-writer on the Paid in Full.

Pelecanos lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

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Publication date

5th July 2012

Author

George Pelecanos

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409109679

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