Just returned from Iraq, young Spero Lucas takes a job recovering stolen property, and his cut is 40 percent, in this novel by the author of The Turnaround and The Way Home. When a crime boss hires Lucas to find out who's been stealing from him, the stakes are high but the payoff is too high to pass up. Soon though, young Lucas may be in over his head when he tangles with ruthless men willing to do anything to get what they want.
"Every time I read one of George Pelecanos's novels—and The Cut might be the best yet—I'm left a little awed, a little envious, and wholly certain that what I've just experienced is the authentic marriage of art to truth. The guy's a national treasure."—Dennis Lehane