The Cut

By George P. Pelecanos (Audiobook, 2011)
Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since he returned home after serving in Iraq, he has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney. He's good at it, and he has carved out a niche: recovering stolen property, no questions asked. His cut is forty percent.

A high-profile crime boss who has heard of Lucas's specialty hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. It's the biggest job Lucas has ever been offered, and he quickly gets a sense of what's going on. But before he can close in on what's been taken, he tangles with a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. Is any cut worth your family, your lover, your life?

Spero Lucas is George Pelecanos's greatest creation, a young man making his place in the world one battle and one mission at a time. The first in a new series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, The Cut is the latest confirmation of why George Pelecanos is "perhaps America's greatest living crime writer." (Stephen King)
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $14.98 US/$16.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781609417925

    • On Sale Date: 08/29/2011

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Audiobook

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Spero Lucas has a new line of work. Since he returned home after serving in Iraq, he has been doing special investigations for a defense attorney. He's good at it, and he has carved out a niche: recovering stolen property, no questions asked. His cut is forty percent.

A high-profile crime boss who has heard of Lucas's specialty hires him to find out who has been stealing from his operation. It's the biggest job Lucas has ever been offered, and he quickly gets a sense of what's going on. But before he can close in on what's been taken, he tangles with a world of men whose amorality and violence leave him reeling. Is any cut worth your family, your lover, your life?

Spero Lucas is George Pelecanos's greatest creation, a young man making his place in the world one battle and one mission at a time. The first in a new series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, The Cut is the latest confirmation of why George Pelecanos is "perhaps America's greatest living crime writer." (Stephen King)

George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.
  • "Reader Dion Graham pulls the listener into the story with his earnest delivery and streetwise patter... His work is as engaging and powerful as the book, a perfect pairing." -- AudioFile Magazine on The Way Home

  • "Mr. Pelecanos is a writer with formidable gifts." 

  • (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

The Cut
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $14.98 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 450
  • ISBN-13: 9781609417925
  • On Sale Date: 08/29/2011
The Cut