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The Double

A Novel

Pelecanos, George P.

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"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"-- "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"--

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Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 0316078395
9780316078399
Characteristics: 295 pages ;,25 cm

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Aug 24, 2014
  • Djeremay rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Started out good but the plot rapidly ran out of steam. By the time I reached the final scenes I no longer cared. Too bad, as it started with such promise.

Jan 28, 2014
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very good book. Not to be missed.

Pelecanos continues his excavation of American masculinities with this superior yet half-hearted sequel to THE CUT. Fans of his Derek Strange/Terry Quinn novels possibly won't want to miss page 46.

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