Crime fiction writer George Pelecanos introduces Spero Lucas, an anti-hero making his place in the world one battle at a time. Includes a bonus work of short fiction focusing on Spero's early life.
Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since he returned home to Washington, D.C. 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 Spero 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?
The first in a series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, The Cut is the latest confirmation of why George Pelecanos is "perhaps America's greatest living crime writer."-Stephen King
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great flow and depth
I have read many of his books and enjoy them all. Being a big fan of the Wire, which he was part of, you really get a sense of the streets and people in the nieghborhood.
Gains speed quickly
A real mix of well written fiction and DC. Excellent incorperation of mild case of PTSD as well.
This is a great read. Gritty and hardcore with just the right mix of humanism and compassion mixed in. I can't wait for more of Spero Lucas and his world.