Hell to Pay (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn, Bk 2)
Hell to Pay - Derek Strange and Terry Quinn, Bk 2 Author:George Pelecanos Derek Strange and Terry Quinn, the team of investigators who made their bestselling debut in Right As Rain, are hired to find a fourteen-year-old girl who's run away from her home in the suburbs. It's easy for Strange and Quinn to learn that the girl is now working as a prostitute in one of D.C.'s most brutal neighborhoods. Getting h... more »er to leave is harder. The two ex-cops think they know this world-but nothing in their experience has prepared them for the vengeance of Worldwide Wilson, the ruthless operator whose territory they are intruding upon.
Their mission is fractured by a violent criminal act against a young player from the neighborhood football team that Strange coaches. Tracking down the perpetrators becomes a point of honor for Strange and Quinn, and their investigation leads them deep inside the city's labyrinth of crime-and back, again, to the lethal Worldwide Wilson.« less
Gritty hard-boiled suspense thriller from the all but hopeless streets of Washington D.C.'s worst neighborhoods. Pelecanos's rich eye for detail and his gift for the speech patterns and slang of black D.C.'s mean streets drags the reader right down into the violence and racism his characters endure day in and day out. Excellent storyteller, excellent book.