The cut : a novel / George Pelecanos.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After returning home from serving in Iraq, Spero Lucas makes a living doing special investigations for a defense attorney and catches the attention of a high-profile crime boss who offers Lucas a high paying job he can't refuse.
    • Notes:
      "A Reagan Arthur book."
    • ISBN:
      9780316078429 (pbk.)
      0316078425 (pbk.)
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    • ABNT:
      PELECANOS, G. P. The cut : a novel. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Little, Brown, 2011. ISBN 9780316078429. Disponível em: Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Pelecanos GP. The Cut : A Novel. 1st ed. Little, Brown; 2011. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Pelecanos, G. P. (2011). The cut : a novel (1st ed.). Little, Brown.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pelecanos, George P. 2011. The Cut : A Novel. 1st ed. Little, Brown.
    • Harvard:
      Pelecanos, G. P. (2011) The cut : a novel. 1st ed. Little, Brown. Available at: (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pelecanos, GP 2011, The cut : a novel, 1st ed., Little, Brown, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Pelecanos, George P. The Cut : A Novel. 1st ed., Little, Brown, 2011. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pelecanos, George P. The Cut : A Novel. 1st ed. Little, Brown, 2011.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pelecanos GP. The cut : a novel [Internet]. 1st ed. Little, Brown; 2011 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2011 May #1

*Starred Review* Pelecanos' last few stand-alone novels have been more about working-class lives in Washington, D.C., than about the crime and criminals that so often surround those lives. This time, though, he's back in the wheelhouse of his early work, with the first novel in what will be a series about Spero Lucas, an Iraqi War vet and a young man with appetites, who has carved for himself a Travis McGee–like career of recovering stolen property, from which he takes a 40 percent cut. This time he's working for a marijuana dealer whose deliveries are disappearing before the packages can be opened. Spero wouldn't work for a heroin dealer, but he has no beef with weed, so takes the gig. Before long, though, he's uncovered a labyrinth of betrayal and counterbetrayal that could endanger people he cares about deeply. Pelecanos' characters often speak of their love of classic westerns, and there have been more than a few showdowns at the O.K. Corral in his best work. We can feel another one coming here, too, as Spero methodically oils guns and lays plans for the inevitable confrontation. His blood ticked electric through his veins. The feeling was familiar and right. Yes, indeed. Familar and right for Spero and also for Pelecanos' fans. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2011 March #2

Home from Iraq, Spero Lucas has been handling investigations for a defense attorney, specializing in stolen property. When a big-time crime boss asks him to find out who's been pilfering from his operation, Spero accepts—and gets in over his head. Pelecanos introduces a new hero in a new series of interest to all thriller fans.

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PW Reviews 2011 May #5

Pelecanos's excellent first in a new crime series introduces Spero Lucas, a 29-year-old Iraq War vet who does investigative work for a Washington, D.C., defense attorney. Anwan Hawkins, an imprisoned marijuana dealer who has taken notice of Lucas's cool, efficient work, offers him a cut of the proceeds if he can recover several large stolen marijuana shipments. Though Lucas is in some ways an idealistic young man, he's no innocent. He accepts Hawkins's deal, a choice that nearly destroys him. As the body count mounts, Pelecanos (The Night Gardener) provides glimpses of Lucas's multiracial family, from his adoptive parents to his three siblings, two of whom are African-American. In the end, the group of hardened criminals responsible for the theft, including a former D.C. cop, set their sights on Lucas and those close to him. Both vital and timely, this remarkable novel also connects D.C.'s past and present as only Pelecanos does. Readers will want to see a lot more of Lucas. (Aug.)

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