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The Resource What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos

What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos

Label
What it was : a novel
Title
What it was
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
George Pelecanos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Member of
Summary
In 1972 Washington, D.C., ex-cop private investigator Derek Strange teams up with his former partner, Frank “Hound Dog” Vaughn, to track down a ruthless killer named Red Fury
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10030175
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pelecanos, George P
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Derek Strange and Terry Quinn mysteries
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Strange, Derek (Fictitious character)
  • African American detectives
  • Ex-police officers
Target audience
adult
Label
What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047762132
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780316209533
Lccn
2011035746
System control number
(OCoLC)746835393
Label
What it was : a novel, George Pelecanos
Publication
Control code
000047762132
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780316209533
Lccn
2011035746
System control number
(OCoLC)746835393

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