"You already been a punk. Least you can do is go out like a man." Then a dull popping sound and a quiet splash.
That's how Nick Stefanos gets drawn into the murder of Calvin Jeter. An investigation that takes him through the roughest part of the nation's capital and the blackest parts of the human soul.
DOWN BY THE RIVER WHERE THE DEAD MEN GO is the third volume in the Nick Stefanos series — which establishes George P. Pelecanos as the rightful heir to the noir tradition of James Cain, David Goodis and Jim Thompson.
"Pelecanos has carved out a territory — the seedier suburbs of Washington, DC — and a language of danger and sadness all his own"