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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George P. Pelecanos Narrator: Cary Hite Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The DC Quartet Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781478977506
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It’s March madness, and the college boys are playing basketball on television. But on the streets of DC, the homeboys are dealing, dissing, and dying. From behind plate glass, with an 1980s backbeat pounding in his brain, Marcus Clay watches it all happen and prays that he can make a go with his downtown record store. Then a car comes careening down U Street, and what Marcus sees next will plunge him into the middle of a war.

A drug runner is decapitated in the crash. A bystander, a white boy desperate to buy a woman’s love, snatches a bag of cash from the wreck, and a prince of crime wants it back. For Marcus’s buddy, Dimitri Karras, the mayhem is a chance to make a score. For a pair of dirty cops it’s a chance to get free. And for dozens of lives swept up into the maelstrom, it’s just another springtime in America’s capital, where the game is played for keeps.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tremendously detailed and emotionally powerful crime novel.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “With characters for whom the White House is just a tourist attraction, Pelecanos is that rare bird among Washington novelists, a writer who loves and knows the city he writes about.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

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

Cary Hite has performed in several theaters across the country as a cast member in the longest-running African American play in history, The Diary of Black Men. He also appeared in Edward II, Fences, Macbeth, Good Boys, Side Effects May Vary, and the indie feature The City Is Mine. He has voiced several projects for AudibleKids, including Souls Look Back in Wonder, From Slave Ship to Freedom Road, and Papa, Do You Love Me?