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George Pelecanos, an American crime novelist who often focuses on Washington, D.C., and a writer/producer for The Wire and Treme.
A murder and a stolen painting bring Spero Lucas face-to-face with a small ring of criminals—and himself.
You Know What I’ve Done
The Hunter and other novels by Donald E. Westlake.
Lucas, a former marine and adept private investigator, is fiercely loyal and determined. He pursues his cases and passions without compromise.
A young Viggo Mortensen, not so much for his physical characteristics as for his intensity, physical capability, and palpable confidence.
This novel includes thieves, rapists, and murderers, which are not neighbors I find appealing. I’ve never wanted to live in or near Washington, D.C., and a crime novel just is not the right medium to change my mind.
Pelecanos' use of short, direct sentences makes choosing one sentence impossible, since the power of the writing comes from the whole, rather than the part.
Read the rest of Teeney Hood's review here