The Cut

The Cut

[a Novel]

Large Print - 2012
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A New York Times Bestseller -- Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since returning home from Iraq, he's been doing special investigations for a defense attorney. He's good at it, and he's carved out a niche: recovering stolen property. His cut is forty percent. Then a high-profile crime boss hires Lucas to find out who's been stealing from him. It's the biggest job he's been offered, and Lucas quickly gets a sense of what's going on. Is any cut worth your family, your lover, your life?
Publisher: Waterville, Me. :, Thorndike Press,, 2012.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410445032
Branch Call Number: LT M PELE
Characteristics: 379 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Sep 04, 2019

Pelecanos is in the Elmore Leonard mode, without the sense of humor. His characters are well drawn, and the plot is tight, but his hard-on for guns, machismo and Carhartt clothes is a bit silly.

emily8 Mar 21, 2014

Mr. Pelecanos is spot on veterans. Ex-cellent on many levels. Let go and enjoy yourself.

Jan 02, 2014

My first (and probably last)Pelecanos book. The writing is barely a C+ and I gave up fairly early on.

Feb 08, 2012

Got through half, and got bored. Heard so many great things about Pelecanos so I'm starting on his first "A Firing Offense" in hopes that "Cut" was just a slip in his otherwise stellar record.

Dec 05, 2011

Pelecanos does it again. One of the true masters of contemporary crime fiction. Have read all his books and have never come across one that was a disappointment.

Sep 11, 2011

Very disappointing book. I've read and enjoyed Pelecanos' earlier works, but this falls short.

I was surprised at the lazy writing. Characterization by clothing fails, if the reader doesn't know the labels' significance. Same goes for citing musicians and songs. It will be out of date soon.

debwalker May 28, 2011

An Iraq war veteran turned private investigator gets entangled in the affairs of a high-profile crime boss.


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