Book Recommendation: The Martini Shot by George Pelecanos
The Martini Shot (2015) by George Pelecanos is a collection of seven short stories and a novella. It is easy to recommend this easy to read book that you will not want to put down. This Maryland author is well know for his books about the dark side of street life in Washington, DC. Use the links for more information.
"A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script." - From the website
“George P. Pelecanos is an American author. Many of his works are in the genre of detective fiction and set primarily in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He is also a film and television producer and a television writer.” - Wikipedia
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