By George Pelecanos
Because the ads director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos is familiar with all of the methods of the electronics company. Blow-out revenues and shady offers have been his lifestyles. while one of many stockboys disappears, it's no longer information: simply one other metalhead who went off chasing a few dream of huge cash and simple residing. however the child reminded Nick of himself twelve years in the past: an indignant punk addicted to pace steel and the quick existence. So whilst the boy's grandfather begs Nick to discover the child, Nick says he'll attempt. A Firing Offense, Nick Stefanos' debut, exhibits why, as Barry Gifford places it, "To fail to see Pelecanos will be criminal."
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A silence lengthened. I brought my thoughts back from four years ago and my gaze from the empty airfield. "Thank you," I said. He smiled very slightly. , or your job. It didn't make sense to me that you hadn't. , but I was the Captain. It inevitably came back to me. " "He was frightened," I sighed. " He let half a minute slip by without comment. " I admired his delicate approach. " I suggested. His mouth twitched. " A pause. "You are of course not obliged … ' "No," I said. "Still… ' Something for something.