AUGUST 2011 HARDCOVER
The Cut: A Novel
ISBN: 978-0-316-078429; $25.99
Meet Spero Lucas—the newest literary hero from George Pelecanos, New York Times bestselling author and writer for 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 defense 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 specialty 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 new series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, THE CUT is new confirmation of why George Pelecanos is “perhaps America’s greatest living crime writer.” (Stephen King).
About the author: George Pelecanos is an independent film producer, an essayist, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, and the author of a bestselling series of novels set in and around Washington, DC.
Tour: New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin
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