Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1998. First Edition. Octavo (24 cm). 298 pp.
Half-cloth, leather-brown boards with company insignia blind-stamped on front board, with white titles on black spine. Small, light stains to first free endpaper which may be from the paper stock, else a great copy. Near fine. Item #8
Power. This is the impulse that most guides Pelcanos' work. Washington D.C. is his hometown, his beat. A master of urban crime fiction, Pelecanos' sympathies are with the struggling urban poor, against the ceaseless, careless social changes in the dark shadow of the nation's capital. "The Sweet Forever" is number three in his famed "D.C. Quartet" series which chronicles the saga of black and white detective team, Dimitri Karras and Marcus Clay. Real, complex, engrossing and sharp -- one expects nothing less from one of the screenwriters of the essential television series, "The Wire"
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