The Martini Shot

The Martini Shot

A Novella and Stories

Unknown - 2015
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Short stories and a novella from one of crime fiction's most revered writers. Whether they're cops or con men, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive; they fight against odds, against enemies, and even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces listeners to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants. A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella-which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day-we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script. By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these finely constructed tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, fast-paced, and crackling with energy, The Martini Shot is Pelecanos at his very best.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478932901
1478932902
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (7hr., 21 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Graham, Dion - Narrator
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