Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos
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In this epic showdown from "one of the best crime novelists alive" (Dennis Lehane), police officer Derek Strange hunts his brother's killer through a city erupting with rage.
 

About George Pelecanos

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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.
 
Published March 1, 2004 by Little, Brown and Company. 395 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Pelecanos’s latest Extra Dark slice of Washington street crime leaps back a generation to connect the backstory of private eye Derek Strange (Soul Circus, 2003, etc.) to the murder of Martin Luther King.

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Publishers Weekly

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The author's admirers are familiar with middle-aged black PI Derek Strange, featured in several novels (Soul Circus , etc.) so strong that one critic has dubb

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The Guardian

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Derek Strange flicked the dial - enough political context.

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Book Reporter

police officer named Derek Strange who runs Strange Investigations, a private detective agency.

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Reviewing the Evidence

And, of course, if you have read the later books, you realise this waste applies equally to subsequent generations as well as those that have gone before.

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Anthony Walton Washington Post 4 of 5 Stars " [Pelecanos's novels] are reports from front lines that are only a few miles away, unblinking looks at a reality that is all around us, that perhaps we think we have known for years, and yet most often we have never really known at all."

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