By George Pelecanos
Because the advertisements director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos understands all of the methods of the electronics enterprise. Blow-out revenues and shady offers have been his existence. while one of many stockboys disappears, it's now not information: simply one other metalhead who went off chasing a few dream of huge funds and simple dwelling. however the child reminded Nick of himself twelve years in the past: an offended punk addicted to velocity steel and the quick lifestyles. So while the boy's grandfather begs Nick to discover the child, Nick says he'll try out. A Firing Offense, Nick Stefanos' debut, exhibits why, as Barry Gifford places it, "To fail to spot Pelecanos will be criminal."
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He paused for a moment at the sight of Veronica, unsure how to go on. He inclined his head politely. " He turned to Newbury. " Newbury smiled. " They moved to one side. "My dear fellow, do you think it's a good idea to bring a lady to a scene such as this? " Newbury chuckled. " He smiled. " Charles shook his head, as if dismayed at what the modern world was coming to. " He sighed. " He led them on to where the body was laying, sprawled out on the cobbles like a broken doll, its neck contorted into an awkward posture, the face a picture of anguish and pain.
With this she let out a wracking sob, bringing her gloved hand up to her face to stifle her tears. " Newbury sat back in his chair, looking thoughtful. "I'm sure we'll find a suitable explanation, Miss Coulthard, if we apply ourselves. " He looked up at the sound of the kettle whistling in the other room, and caught sight of Veronica, listening to their conversation from the doorway. He nodded approvingly and then returned his attention to the crying woman before him. "There have been terrible things happening in our neighbourhood, sir, terrible things indeed.
Any questions pertaining to the company can be directed at me. " Newbury glanced at Veronica, a sardonic expression on his face, and then turned his attention to Inspector Foulkes. " "Not initially, sir. He has ceded responsibility for the case to me for the time being. He's still caught up in this damnable Whitechapel situation. " "Indeed. " He glanced back at Stokes, who was attempting to clean the dirt from his shoes by rubbing them on the grass. " The other man didn't look up from his ministrations.
A Firing Offense (Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1) by George Pelecanos