Schemes. Readers who enjoy crime fiction receive multiple rewards from The Cut by George Pelecanos. First, there’s great character development, especially of protagonist Spero Lucas, who receives a cut from recovering stolen property. Second, the geographic description of the area in and around Washington, D.C. makes that area come to life both for those who know it well and those who are unfamiliar with the parts away from the federal buildings. Finally, the schemes that Pelecanos imagines create a plot that will entertain all readers.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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