Soul Circus by George P. Pelecanos audiobook

Soul Circus

By George P. Pelecanos
Read by Richard Allen

Brilliance Audio

The Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series: Book 3

9.03 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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SOUL CIRCUS starts with a rented gun and moves into the vacuum created by the imprisonment of a D.C. crime lord. Two young dealers are fighting for the now unclaimed territory, prestige, and millions of dollars in future profits. Now the kid brother of one of those dealers is going to escalate the friction into wholesale slaughter. Private investigators Derek Strange and Terry Quinn have found a woman whose testimony could prove the difference between a death sentence and a return to the streets for the crime lord. First they have to get her to talk. Then, they have to keep her alive.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

SOUL CIRCUS starts with a rented gun and moves into the vacuum created by the imprisonment of a D.C. crime lord. Two young dealers are fighting for the now unclaimed territory, prestige, and millions of dollars in future profits. Now the kid brother of one of those dealers is going to escalate the friction into wholesale slaughter. Private investigators Derek Strange and Terry Quinn have found a woman whose testimony could prove the difference between a death sentence and a return to the streets for the crime lord. First they have to get her to talk. Then, they have to keep her alive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Like the novels of Richard Price…Soul Circus is both tragedy and thriller, especially as it describes the all but accidental casualties of urban warfare…Mr. Pelecanos continues to display a sharp eye for detail and a terrific ear for street dialogue.” New York Times
“The novels of Pelecanos are passionate, vital, and vigorously demotic. They are also first-rate social history. If they have sense, historians to come will plumb them for evidence of how men and women lived, feared and coped in the war zones of everyday life: not only when they preyed on each other but when they talked, loved, listened to music, or just wasted time.” Los Angeles Times
“What’s so brilliant about Soul Circus, and Pelecanos’s novels in general, is that he raises these questions not only in meditative passages (such as when Strange wonders how he ever lucked into the joys of a good marriage and fatherhood) but also in scenes of the rawest violence. In the space of a couple of paragraphs toward the middle of the novel, four gang members suddenly die in bloody, balletic sequence, and you find yourself reeling from the senselessness of their deaths, the waste of their stupid lives. Ditto for the ending of this superb novel, which shoves readers into an unwanted audience with the awful silence at the center of things.” Washington Post
“This is vintage Pelecanos, with characters to remember, dialogue that rocks, an unsentimental, kinetic tableau of the D.C. underworld, and, most of all, a conscience.” Publishers Weekly
“Reader Richard Allen contributes gritty authenticity…A strong entry in an excellent series.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: George P. Pelecanos

Author Bio: George P. Pelecanos

George Pelecanos is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels set in and around Washington, DC. His works have earned him the Raymond Chandler Award in Italy, the Falcon Award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and a producer and Emmy-nominated writer of the HBO hit series The Wire. He writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English