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Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go (1995)

by George P. Pelecanos

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This is the story of Nick Stefanos a part time bar tender/ private eye full time drinker. Based in Washington in the mid 1990s.
Nick witnesses a murder when he is totally steamboats. He wants to help solve the case when the victims friend goes missing he teams up with another private eye called Jack LaDuke together they uncover a drugs/gay porn ring.
The rescue they missing boy who a few days later is murdered.
They go back with all guns blazing and kill the baddies.

ok book I liked the characters. Pelecanos is a great writer. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Mar 2, 2017 |
I was very close to chalking this book up as another cookie cutter crime fiction.. I think "dreck" was the word that came to mind. Until the last five chapters or so that really allowed the novel to come alive and really embrace a noir vision. I would recommend Pelecanos, particularly the Nick Stefanos series. ( )
  marcfitch | Aug 18, 2010 |
Nick Stefanos is a mess, passing out in a public park after another bout of drinking. As a result he becomes a witness to a brutal crime and takes it upon himself to figure out what happened. ( )
  zenosbooks | Feb 26, 2009 |
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In Washington, after a night of drinking, Nick Stefanos passes out in a public park. He awakens to hear a murder being committed and goes after the killer. The hunt takes him into the porn trade and through some of the roughest parts of the nation's capital. By the author of Nick's Trip.… (more)

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