The Cut (Hardback)
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The Cut (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 25/08/2011
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The first in a stunning action-packed series from the writer of THE WIRE. 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 forty percent. 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 on what's been taken, he tangles with a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. Is any cut worth your family, your lover, your life? Spero Lucas is George Pelecanos's greatest creation, a young man making his place in the world one battle and one mission at a time. The first in a series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, The Cut is the latest confirmation of why George Pelecanos is 'perhaps the greatest living crime writer.' (Stephen King)

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409114567

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“Excellent crime fiction”

Found The Cut an excellent read. One of those books best kept for an occasion where you can read iin 1 or 2 sittings, like on holiday or a train journey.
The author brought to life the sights and sounds of Spero... More

Hardback edition
29th July 2011
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“Fast Action Crime”

This novel is not for the squeamish. There are several bodies by the end. Bad guys that cross Spero Lucas do so at their peril.
Spero Lucas is the new series hero from the producer of The Wire. Newly returned from... More

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25th July 2011
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