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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 George P. Pelecanos (P)2013 Hachette Book Group

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Great follow up to the first book!

Great pace, well performed, and engaging characters. I enjoyed the first book, and this was better.

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Enjoyable, light reading

This book does not display much sophistication in the plot or depth in the characters nor a particularly engaging atmosphere. But, all in all, it is an enjoyable reading, light and refreshing like a homemade lemonade in a hot summer day.

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Another well written, morally compromised private eye DC story by George Pelecanos

Pelecanos is a gifted writer, particularly with dialogue. Well developed characters, including an almost anti-hero protagonist crime solver in “The Enforcer” mode. This was my 2nd Pelecanos book, and I recommend it, despite the over the top sex scenes. A breathless quality to Dion Graham’s voice annoyed me at first, but this was a first-rate narration.

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Easy listen.

Second book in this series. My only disappointment... I can't find book number three. I certainly hope there is one on the way.

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