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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 07/11/2013
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The second novel featuring Spero Lucas, a young Iraq vet working as a PI in Washington DC but with a sideline in finding lost items - the kind of items the owners can't go to the police about. This time Spero is trying to find a painting belonging to a sexy young woman who was scammed out of it by a super-smooth con artist, part of a team of ruthless thugs. Spero tracks the painting down but the woman is brutally attacked to warn him off.

Spero goes on the attack and takes the gang out one by one in their isolated house in the woods - prompting the question: have his experiences in Iraq turned him into an amoral killer no better than the crooks he's up against? It's this question that gives the book its dark edge, and moral ambiguity, with a hero we're not quite sure we should like.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409114598
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 250 x 162 x 30 mm


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This is ultra-contemporary private eye fiction, where it is all but impossible to tell the good guys from the bad. Fierce, sexy and amoral, it is not for the faint-hearted, but it leaps off the page * DAILY MAIL *
His books are lean, muscular and masculine affairs, their gritty stories populated with sharply drawn characters inhabiting a world brought to life by authentic geographical detail and regional dialogue ... another pacey punchy read * IRISH NEWS *
If you're looking for a successor to Elmore Leonard, this is a good place to start * SHORTLIST *
It's a powerful tale, and one that confirms Pelecanos as one of of the great American crime novelists. * IRISH TIMES *

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“Double trouble...”

I am an avid fan of George Pelecanos and always look forward to this time of the year which holds the promise of a new book from him, so was as keen as mustard to read this follow-up to The Cut featuring ex-soldier... More

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15th November 2013
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