In this epic showdown from "one of the best crime novelists alive" (Dennis Lehane), police officer Derek Strange hunts his brother's killer through a city erupting with rage.
“Mr. Pelecanos writes clean, tight, cogent prose with a heartfelt urgency. However convenient the story’s timing may be, it packs a serious punch.” —New York Times
“No one who lives in this city and reads fiction and cares about the world we live in can afford not to read these books. They are reports from front lines that are only a few miles away, unblinking looks at a reality that is all around us, that perhaps we think we have known for years, and yet most often we have never really known at all.” —Washington Post
“Pelecanos’ foray into Strange’s past does not in the end diminish, but rather adds to, our sense of his complexity and humanity…He never loses his delicate, personal touch.” —New York Times Book Review
“Pelecanos’ vivid, astute, and meaningful narrative makes Hard Revolution an accomplished study of a culture tearing itself to pieces in the face of major social change…It’s a true testament to Pelecanos’ skill that no single plot element or story thread…outweighs the others. He uses his adept noir sensibility to further define personal tragedy and its greater symbolic meaning.” —Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Pelecanos has been justly celebrated for his noir sensibility and his gritty portraits of the streets of Washington, DC, but he hasn’t been recognized for what may be his greatest achievement: redefining the art of writing serial fiction.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Written in rich, observant prose, the novel is a brilliant study of a society tearing apart as racial tensions escalate after the King killing; no wonder some observers have pointed to Pelecanos as the kind of thriller writer who should be nominated for a National Book Award.” —Publishers Weekly
“As with the previous Strange works, this is a superior crime novel from one of the genre’s outstanding writers. Recommended.” —Library Journal
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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