Hell to Pay (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn, Book 2) by George Pelecanos

By George Pelecanos

Derek unusual and Terry Quinn, the group of non-public investigators who made their lovely debut in correct As Rain, are employed to discover a 14-year-old white lady from the suburbs who's run clear of domestic and is now operating as a prostitute. the 2 ex-cops imagine they comprehend D.C.'s hazards, yet not anything of their event has ready them for around the globe Wilson, the pimp whose territory they're intruding upon.

Combining inimitable local style, motion scenes that rank one of the best in fiction, and a clear-eyed view of morality in a global with few ideas, "Hell to Pay" is one other Pelecanos masterpiece for his ever-expanding viewers to have fun with.

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Morton reached out and tugged his coat sleeve. “Come along, Jimmy,” he said softly, feeling, himself, both sorrow and guilt. Half-reluctantly, the young man turned away, and they pushed through the crowd, which was suddenly abuzz with chatter, and even laughter. But neither Morton nor Presley shared in this odd sense of release. They went quite a distance before a hackney-coach presented itself. Morton quietly gave the driver the address of the Bow Street Magistrate's Court, not wanting anyone in the crowd to hear.

Morton saw despair written there, but defiance as well, and anger. “Here's a pleasant diversion for you,” the condemned man hurled out, “watching old Caleb Smeeton and his good wife hang! ” He paused and Morton thought the man would break down, but he went on, strangely calm. “But how did those fine Bow Street men know where to nab us? Just where to be, and at what hour? ” he bitterly answered his own question, and glared out at the crowd. “Friends like you … “Aye, one of our own peached on us… the same as told us about the panney, and what hour the owner would be away.

Acton hesitated. ” The jarvey's shoulders sagged. “Off Cartwright Square,” he said. ” Morton mulled it over a moment more. “What is it you're not telling me, Ralph? ” “Nay, nay. ” The jarvey shifted from foot to foot. Morton stared hard at the man, but it had only the effect of causing him to shift more rapidly. The Runner drew out his hand, with a single shilling in it, which he turned reflectively in his fingers. “I will find out what happened to Mr. Glendinning, Ralph, you may be sure of that.

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