down and dirty Washington DC crime novel of ex-con trying to go straight
Mystery Lovers Review:
Pelecanos delves once again into the criminal side of Washington DC with the story of an ex-con who wants to go straight although the deck is stacked against him. Lorenzo Brown loves his job with the Humane Society but a brewing drug war involving a childhood friend is a constant temptation to leave the straight life. Meanwhile, his parole officer, Rachel Lopez, is losing her fight with her own demons in the form of alcohol and casual sex just at the point when Lorenzo needs her most. Nobody does the down-and-dirty crime novel better than Pelecanos and Drama City is the latest proof.