Soul Circus

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In a world where crime is the rule and justice the exception, Derek Strange is the man many turn to. His private-detective firm, Strange Investigations, is the last resort for people trying to find some truth in a hard neighborhood.
When a local drug czar is jailed on murder charges and the prosecution is seeking the death penalty, Strange feels it's his responsibility to get to the bottom of the tangled loyalties behind the killing. But no one wants to talk to him or his partner, Terry Quinn. There's too much risk for anyone to speak up - except one young woman whose pride is stronger than her fear. With a deepening sense of purpose, Strange chases down the case into its most dangerous corners. Quinn pushes too, long past clear warning signs, drawing on his own ideas about manhood and trust. Doing whatever it takes to keep their witness alive, they crack the street's code of silence. And the secrets they uncover are explosive.
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Private Investigator Derek Strange and his partner, Terry Quinn, are running a detective business in the seedy underbelly of Washington, DC when they are approached by a young man asking them to find his girlfriend who has gone missing. And so Strange and Quinn find her.
Just another day? Not quite. In the grimy underworld inhabited by Strange, nothing is that simple. For Strange and Quinn's efforts have led to a young mother being brutally murdered—a devastating discovery that causes them both to question the morality by which they live. And yet at the same time they need to continue the search for another missing girl, a teenage runaway who shows up in a porn video. And who hasn't been seen since.
Step by step, Strange and his partner are drawn into the darkness, confronting gunrunners, crime lords, drug dealers, and ordinary people caught up in the ruthless violence of the business. Soul Circus is a heart-stopping thriller that could only have been written by George Pelecanos, the writer who "has gone from cult favorite to acknowledged master" (Booklist).
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