By George P. Pelecanos
My final hand-me-down review, as Olman had already given a spot-on one back in January.
This is everything one could ask for in a meaty, hard-boiled novel: a stylish page-turner with a multi-layered back story, compelling characters and occasional bursts of sex, action and violence.
It’s also a richly detailed homage to D.C. when the city was coming of age in the 1930’s and 40’s. The part where the protagonist, Pete Karras, walks into a gangster-run bar in a black neighborhood looking for answers is enough of a reason to read this book.
I’m totally looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the Washington Quartet.