By George Pelecanos
Because the ads director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos is familiar with the entire tips of the electronics enterprise. Blow-out revenues and shady offers have been his lifestyles. while one of many stockboys disappears, it's no longer information: simply one other metalhead who went off chasing a few dream of huge funds and straightforward dwelling. however the child reminded Nick of himself twelve years in the past: an offended punk addicted to velocity steel and the short existence. So whilst the boy's grandfather begs Nick to discover the child, Nick says he'll attempt. A Firing Offense, Nick Stefanos' debut, indicates why, as Barry Gifford places it, "To fail to spot Pelecanos will be criminal."
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Un tempio dello stile: il paradiso della borsetta. Finora ho puntato troppo in basso, con le mie penne alla fragola: ora sì che ho raggiunto il vero nirvana dello shopping. Accarezzo il morbido cuoio di una minaudière di Lulu Guinness sagomata a forma di labbra scarlatte. Aprendo la silenziosa chiusura a scatto trovo il cartellino con il prezzo: è più del mio affitto mensile. La poso subito. 55 bianca e nera in agnello matelassé. Ho guardato abbastanza puntate di Sex and the City per conoscere il valore di ciò che vedo.
A Firing Offense (Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1) by George Pelecanos