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Monday, July 6, 2009

Wonderful Win: The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

I won this book from the ladies over at Bella's Novella.

About the book: When the body of a local teenager is found in a community garden, detective Gus Ramone relives intense memories of a twenty-year-old case. Back when he was a rookie, Ramone and his partner "Doc" Holiday assisted legendary detective T.C. Cook in the investigation of a series of murders involving young victims. The killer, dubbed "the Night Gardener," was never caught.

The fierce sense of anger, regret, and purpose that once burned among these three men comes rushing back as they race to vanquish the monster who has stalked their dreams. For Cook, now retired, it means solving one of the few cases that eluded him. For Holiday, whose career as a cop was derailed, it's one last chance to redeem himself. For Ramone, catching the killer means not only doing his job but knowing that his own teenage son, who was a friend of the dead boy, won't be the next victim. (from the back cover)

About the author: George Pelecanos is the author of several highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including, most recently, The Turnaround and The Way Home. He is also an independent-film producer, and essayist, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, and an Emmy-nominated writer-producer for the HBO hit series The Wire. (from the back cover

The Night Gardener
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown & Company, June 2009 (Reprint)
ISBN: 978-0-316-05650-2
400 pages

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1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I love George Pelecanos work and read this one years ago. I hope you like it as much as I did.

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