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What It Was: Deluxe Slipcase Edition

Pelecanos, George P.

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ISBN 10: 0316209538 / ISBN 13: 9780316209533
Published by Reagan Arthur Books
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0316209538 > SIGNED by Author. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. Clean and bright. Mild rubbing to slip case. 260 pages in yellow cloth boards. Black illustration to front and back cover. > First edition. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-0767877

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Title: What It Was: Deluxe Slipcase Edition

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek Strange has left the police department and set up shop as a private investigator. His former partner, Frank "Hound Dog" Vaughn, is still on the force. When a young woman comes to Strange asking for his help recovering a cheap ring she claims has sentimental value, the case leads him onto Vaughn's turf, where a local drug addict's been murdered, shot point-blank in his apartment. Soon both men are on the trail of a ruthless killer: Red Fury, so called for his looks and the car his girlfriend drives, but a name that fits his personality all too well. Red Fury doesn't have a retirement plan, as Vaughn points out - he doesn't care who he has to cross, or kill, to get what he wants. As the violence escalates and the stakes get higher, Strange and Vaughn know the only way to catch their man is to do it their own way.

Rich with details of place and time - the cars, the music, the clothes - and fueled by non-stop action, this is Pelecanos writing in the hard-boiled noir style that won him his earliest fans and placed him firmly in the ranks of the top crime writers in America.

About the Author:

George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.

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