What It Was

By: Pelecanos, George

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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.

Title: What It Was

Author Name: Pelecanos, George

Categories: Crime Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 2012

ISBN Number: 0316209538

ISBN Number 13: 9780316209533

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001606

Description: 260pp. 8vo. Signed by the author, book comes in a deluxe slipcase (still in shrinkwrap) without a dustjacket, as issued. A Derek Strange novel. Author has also written "Right As Rain," "Hell to Pay," "Soul Circus," and "Hard Revolution" all of which include Strange. Book and slipcase are in pristine condition.