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The Resource What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos

What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos

Label
What it was : a novel
Title
What it was
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
George Pelecanos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek Strange has left the police department and set up shop as a private investigator. His former partner, Frank "Hound Dog" Vaughn, is still on the force. When a young woman comes to Strange asking for his help recovering a cheap ring she claims has sentimental value, the case leads him onto Vaughn's turf, where a local drug addict's been murdered, shot point-blank in his apartment. Soon both men are on the trail of a ruthless killer: Red Fury, so called for his looks and the car his girlfriend drives, but a name that fits his personality all too well. Red Fury doesn't have a retirement plan, as Vaughn points out - he doesn't care who he has to cross, or kill, to get what he wants. As the violence escalates and the stakes get higher, Strange and Vaughn know the only way to catch their man is to do it their own way. Rich with details of place and time - the cars, the music, the clothes - and fueled by non-stop action, this is Pelecanos writing in the hard-boiled noir style that won him his earliest fans and placed him firmly in the ranks of the top crime writers in America"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
VPW
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Pelecanos, George P
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strange, Derek (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • African American detectives
  • Ex-police officers
  • Detective and mystery stories
Target audience
general
Label
What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn746835393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780316209533
Lccn
2011035746
System control number
(OCoLC)746835393
Label
What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos
Publication
Control code
ocn746835393
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780316209533
Lccn
2011035746
System control number
(OCoLC)746835393

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