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The time is 1976. Captain Beefheart’s on the eight-track. The hot new superfly flick King Suckerman is coming to neighborhood theaters. And Washington, DC, is a hotbed of drugs and racial tension, an easy place to turn a wrong corner and land in a whole lot of trouble.

That’s what happens to Marcus Clay and Dimitri Karras when they cross paths with an ex-con and his gang of natural born killers. Walking into a drug deal gone south, Clay and Karras end up with a pile of money that isn’t theirs, the sexy teenage girlfriend of the Italian dealer, and major trouble. The ex-con is soon spilling blood to get to the cash. The dealer is scheming to get his girl back. And two knockaround guys named Clay and Karras are reaching a pivotal moment, the time to take a stand, go straight, and get justice. Or maybe just sweet revenge.

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  • “Packed as the novel is with Pelecanos’ usual, meticulous details of pop life in middle- and working-class Washington, comparisons to Pulp Fiction are inevitable. But Pelecanos is more than merely slick; there’s heart behind the Tarantino-esque ephemera, and these details carry with them the sadness of a city teetering on the brink of its last great decline into violence and segregation.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Pelecanos keeps up the tension with constant collisions over race, sex, and what passes for honor, as the characters hurtle toward a climactic Fourth of July confrontation…As Eddie Spags would say, this book smokes.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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