King Suckerman

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King Suckerman

By George Pelecanos

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316235136, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013


In the summer of 1976, the nation's capital is gearing up for the Bicentennial. Captain Beefheart's on the eight-track, and the hot new film "King Suckerman" has everyone talking. Two knockaround guys named Clay and Karras are out looking for trouble when they stumble onto a drug deal gone bad and end up with a pile of money that isn't theirs. When the well-armed dealer starts spilling blood to get to the cash, Clay and Karras must take a stand, go straight, and get justice--or maybe just sweet revenge.

About the Author
George P. Pelecanos is the author of novels including "Nick's Trip", "The Sweet Forever", "King Suckerman", and "Shame the Devil". He lives and works in the Washington, D.C., environs.