Every man has his dark side...Spero Lucas confronts his own in the most explosive thriller yet from one of America's best-loved crime writers.The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting--"The Double"--Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her. It's the sort of thing Spero Lucas... show more
Every man has his dark side...Spero Lucas confronts his own in the most explosive thriller yet from one of America's best-loved crime writers.The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting--"The Double"--Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her. It's the sort of thing Spero Lucas specializes in: finding what's missing, and doing it quietly. But Grace wants more. She wants Lucas to find the man who humiliated her--a violent career criminal with a small gang of brutal thugs at his beck and call.Lucas is a man who knows how to get what he wants, whether it's a thief on the run--or a married woman. In the midst of a steamy, passionate love affair that he knows can't last, in pursuit of a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Lucas is forced to decide what kind of man he is--and how far he'll go to get what he wants.
Publish date: October 8th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Spero Lucas (#2)
The Double is the second outing of George Pelecanos' war-vet-Marine-turned-private-eye Spero Lucas, who was first introduced in The Cut. I have not read The Cut, but I'm going to get to it since I enjoyed The Double and Pelecanos is on the fast track to becoming one of my favorite authors. That bein...
Who wrote it? George Pelecanos, an American crime novelist who often focuses on Washington, D.C., and a writer/producer for The Wire and Treme. Plot in a Box: A murder and a stolen painting bring Spero Lucas face-to-face with a small ring of criminals—and himself. Invent a new title for this...
Let me start by saying that Pelecanos is one of my favorite writers. In my book, he can do very little wrong.....but I wasn't crazy about this book. The previous Spero Lucas book, THE CUT, wasn't one of Pelecanos' best, IMHO, and this one didn't do anything to strengthen my opinion of Spero. I ju...
While trying to clear a man for the murder of his mistress, Spero Lucas takes on another case, the case of a painting stolen by a woman's former lover. Further complicating things is a love affair Spero is having with a married woman. Can Spero recover The Double and survive his new lady love with...