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Lorenzo Brown loves his work. In his job as an officer for the Humane Society, he cruises the city streets, looking for dogs that are being mistreated—underfed, unclean, trained to kill. He takes pride in making their lives better. And that pride helps Lorenzo resist the pull of easier money doing the kind of work that got him a recent prison bid.

Rachel Lopez loves her work, too. By day she is a parole officer, helping people—Lorenzo Brown among them—along a path to responsibility and advancement. At night she heads for the city’s hotel bars, where she can always find a man who will let her act out her damage. She loses herself in sex and drink and more.

But Rachel’s nights are taking a toll on her days. Lorenzo knows the signs. The trouble is, he truly needs her right now. There’s an eruption coming in the streets he left behind, the kind of territorial war that takes down everyone even near it. Lorenzo needs every shred of support he can get to keep from being sucked back into that battleground. He reaches out to Rachel—but she may be too far gone to help either of them.

Writing with the grace and force that have earned him praise as “the poet laureate of the crime world,” George Pelecanos has created a novel about two scarred and fallible people who must navigate one of life’s most brutal passages. It is an unforgettable, moving, even shocking story that will leave no reader unchanged.

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  • “Hope and redemption are fine subjects for many novelists, but it’s the stark world of violence and despair that this author really owns.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author
Author George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels set in and around Washington, DC. His works have earned him the Raymond Chandler Award in Italy, the Falcon Award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and a producer and Emmy-nominated writer of the HBO hit series The Wire. He currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives with his family in Silver Spring, Maryland.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. Jackson has won the AudioFile Earphones Award eleven times.