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The first in the Nick Stefanos trilogy from one of the acclaimed writers of THE WIRE.

Advertising director Nick Stefanos is well acquainted with the seedy side of the electronics business – blow-out sales and shady deals were his life on the shop floor. So when a stockboy disappears, it’s not news. Just another metalhead off chasing a dream of big money and easy living.

But the boy’s grandfather asks Nick for help, and as Nick starts digging, he quickly uncovers a much darker and more violent truth. One that will lead him to the alcohol-soaked and drug-riddled underbelly of Washington DC.

Reviews

Pelecanos is incapable of writing a book that isn't gripping
THE TIMES
To miss out on Pelecanos would be criminal
Barry Gifford
Perhaps the greatest living crime writer
Stephen King
Think of it as Chinatown meets Glengarry Glen Ross
WASHINGTON POST
There is no finer American crime writer working today
CHICAGO SUN TIMES
One of the finest crime writers of his generation
TIME OUT NEW YORK