King Suckerman (Antisocial)

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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, D.C., 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.

In this sizzling thriller, George Pelecanos writes with a firecracker in his prose, shooting sparks on every page and earning his place among the stars of crime fiction.

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"King Suckerman's got jive, juice, and a whole lotta justice."
--Time Out

"Comparisons to Pulp Fiction are inevitable. But Pelecanos is more than merely slick; there's heart behind the Tarantino-esque ephemera."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Pelecanos has carved out a territory and a language of danger all his own."
--Chicago Tribune

"Pelecanos is a fresh, new, utterly hard-boiled voice."
--The Washington Post Book World

About the Author:

George P.  Pelecanos is the author of five other novels: The Big Blowdown, Nick's Trip, Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go, A Firing Offense, and Shoedog.  He lives in Washington, D.C.

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