Shame the Devil

Shame the Devil

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The boys are back in town Frank Farrow is a natural-born killer. Roman Otis is a fine-looking crooner who does his killing on the side. On a hot D.C. afternoon Frank and Roman hit a pizza shop called May's. When the hit was over, four people were executed. A cop was shot. A boy was dead. And when the sirens stopped wailing and the killers vanished into the heat, dozens of lives were shattered forever. Now it's three years later, and Dimitri Karras, who lost a son, is starting to live again. But Dimitri's old acquaintance, a P.I. named Nick Stefanos, has just unburied the past--by discovering the killers' identity. Suddenly the second act of a crime story is about to be told. Because the May's pizza parlor killers are coming back into town: where they'll be greeted with open arms, broken hearts, and at least one loaded gun.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 101.6 x 170.18 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0440236355
  • 9780440236351
  • 116,411

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The boys are back in town Frank Farrow is a natural-born killer. Roman Otis is a fine-looking crooner who does his killing on the side. On a hot D.C. afternoon Frank and Roman hit a pizza shop called May's. When the hit was over, four people were executed. A cop was shot. A boy was dead. And when the sirens stopped wailing and the killers vanished into the heat, dozens of lives were shattered forever. Now it's three years later, and Dimitri Karras, who lost a son, is starting to live again. But Dimitri's old acquaintance, a P.I. named Nick Stefanos, has just unburied the past--by discovering the killers' identity. Suddenly the second act of a crime story is about to be told. Because the May's pizza parlor killers are coming back into town: where they'll be greeted with open arms, broken hearts, and at least one loaded gun.show more

Review quote

"For some time George P. Pelecanos has been the best-kept secret in crime fiction -- maybe all fiction ... The word among writers and those in the know has long been 'Read Pelecanos.'" -- Michael Connelly, author of Void Moon "One of the best crime novelists alive, George Pelecanos is an American original." -- Dennis Lehane, author of Prayers for Rain "Tough and skillful...there are action scenes as fierce as any you will read and street talk that hits the ear as smart and accurate." -- San Francisco Chronicle Also by George P. Pelecanos: The Sweet Forever "Brilliant." -- The Dallas Morning News "The Sweet Forever is the bomb!" -- The Seattle Times King Suckerman "King Suckerman's got jive, juice, and a whole lotta justice." -- Time Out "A great read ... stunning and forceful." -- Michael Connelly, author of Void Moon Available from Dellshow more

About George P Pelecanos

George P. Pelecanos is the author of seven other novels: The Sweet Forever, King Suckerman, The Big Blowdown, Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go, Shoedog, Nick's Trip, and A Firing Offense. He lives in Washington, D.C.show more

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1,420 ratings
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2 4% (55)
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