By George Pelecanos
Because the advertisements director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos understands the entire methods of the electronics company. Blow-out revenues and shady bargains have been his lifestyles. whilst one of many stockboys disappears, it's now not information: simply one other metalhead who went off chasing a few dream of huge cash and straightforward residing. however the child reminded Nick of himself twelve years in the past: an offended punk addicted to pace steel and the quick existence. So whilst the boy's grandfather begs Nick to discover the child, Nick says he'll try out. A Firing Offense, Nick Stefanos' debut, indicates why, as Barry Gifford places it, "To fail to spot Pelecanos will be criminal."
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No other explanation. Another house, this one made of sturdy red brick, had been built, and the family there now wasn’t Fletcher, but everyone in town still called it by the old name. “If the kids were there, why didn’t they stop him? ” “They were in back,” Robert said. “The gay guy broke down the front door, went inside, sprayed gas everywhere, and touched it all off before they knew what was happening. ” Mark said. “The one who started the fire’s still in jail. The other one moved away, I guess.
Sensual. Like this nude of Lance Armstrong, muscles taut, hunched over his bike, and that photograph of Leonardo DiCaprio with a swan’s neck twined around his. I truly felt those cords of muscle bulging on Armstrong’s arms and hips and thighs: they were real; they had substance. The drape of that swan over DiCaprio’s shoulders was an embrace. But the picture I returned to that Sunday and for days afterward was the one of Daniel Radcliffe and the smooth, defenseless bow of his back as he huddled on that jet-black horse—and I couldn’t help but remember Jimmy, hunched on the dirt, and the meaty sound of that magazine connecting with his face.
The one with the really good six-pack. Whathisname. ” Mark asked. ” Parker bobbed his head like those dogs you see on car dashboards. “Him. ” “Soooo . ” Robert, who was the most serious of the three, gave Parker a speculative look. ” Parker was offended. “I’m just saying. ” “No way. You’re crazy,” I said. ” Parker did an all-purpose shrug. ” “Don’t know about my dad. I kind of doubt it. Not much upsets him. ” Mark brayed. ” “Thanks,” I said. Parker clapped a hand on my shoulder. “Look, this is going to blow over in, like, five minutes.
A Firing Offense (Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1) by George Pelecanos