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Publisher Description

Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been found in a local community garden.The murder unearths intense memories of a case Ramone worked as a patrol cop twenty years earlier, when he and his partner, Dan "Doc" Holiday, assisted a legendary detective named T. C. Cook. The series of murders, all involving local teenage victims, was never solved. In the years since, Holiday has left the force under a cloud of morals charges, and now finds work as a bodyguard and driver. Cook has retired, but he has never stopped agonizing about the "Night Gardener" killings.The new case draws the three men together on a grim mission to finish the work that has haunted them for years. All the love, regret, and anger that once burned between them comes rushing back, and old ghosts walk once more as the men try to lay to rest the monster who has stalked their dreams. Bigger and even more unstoppable than his previous thrillers, George Pelecanos achieves in THE NIGHT GARDENER what his brilliant career has been building toward: a novel that is a perfect union of suspense, character, and unstoppable fate.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2006
August 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Kalkin_light ,

Top notch

This book is not a typical mystery genre novel. This is fierce, realistic literature. Unforgettable characters and deftly plotted. Great writing, period.

Leezie ,

Great modern crime

Pelecanos writes with an authentic hard edge. It made him such a perfect fit to work on HBO's The Wire. I've read a few of his books but this is I believe his strongest. Drama City and the Turnaround are also strong titles of his I enjoyed.

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