But Rachel's nights are taking a toll on her days. Lorenzo knows the signs. The trouble is, he truly needs her right now. There is an eruption coming in the streets he's left behind, the kind of territorial war that takes down everyone even near it. Lorenzo needs every shred of support he can get to keep from getting sucked back into that battleground. He reaches out to Rachel, but she may be too far gone to help either of them.
Writing with the grace and force that have earned him praise as "the poet laureate of the crime world", George Pelecanos has created a novel about two scarred and human people who must navigate one of life's most brutal passages. It is an unforgettable, moving, even shocking story that will leave no reader unchanged.
©2005 George P. Pelecanos; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
"A red-hot book....This story is so well constructed that it creates enormous suspense about the prospect of disaster." (The New York Times)
"What Pelecanos does best is to expose the vulnerabilities of his characters, the parts of themselves they hide from the world." (Booklist)
I can't tell you much about the story as the narrator spends so much effort -annunciating- -words- -clearly- -and- -distinctly- that there is no pace, no image, no story being created. I got bored.
A shame, because the other Pelecanos stories are a pleasure.
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