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The Double - George Pelecanos

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Published: 8th October 2013
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Every man has his dark side. . . Spero Lucas confronts his own in the most explosive thriller yet from one of America's best-loved crime writers.

The second novel featuring Spero Lucas, a young Iraq vet working as a PI in Washington DC but with a sideline in finding lost items - the kind of items the owners can't go to the police about. This time Spero is trying to find a painting belonging to a sexy young woman who was scammed out of it by a super-smooth con artist, part of a team of ruthless thugs. Spero tracks the painting down but the woman is brutally attacked to warn him off.

Spero goes on the attack and takes the gang out one by one in their isolated house in the woods - prompting the question: have his experiences in Iraq turned him into an amoral killer no better than the crooks he's up against? It's this question that gives the book its dark edge, and moral ambiguity, with a hero we're not quite sure we should like.

About the Author

George Pelecanos is an independent-film producer, an essayist, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, a producer and an EMMY-nominated writer on the HBO hit series THE WIRE. He is the author of a bestselling series of novels set in and around Washington, DC, including Hard Revolution, Drama City And What It Was. He is currently a writer and producer for the acclaimed HBO series TREME. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three children.

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A great read by a great author

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

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    ISBN: 9781409114604
    ISBN-10: 1409114600
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 8th October 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.1  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 0.4