By George Pelecanos
Because the ads director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos is aware the entire methods of the electronics company. Blow-out revenues and shady bargains have been his lifestyles. whilst one of many stockboys disappears, it's now not information: simply one other metalhead who went off chasing a few dream of huge funds and straightforward dwelling. however the child reminded Nick of himself twelve years in the past: an offended punk addicted to velocity steel and the short lifestyles. So while the boy's grandfather begs Nick to discover the child, Nick says he'll test. A Firing Offense, Nick Stefanos' debut, indicates why, as Barry Gifford places it, "To fail to see Pelecanos will be criminal."
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We came here to find out about the homesteads at Hidden Harbor, didn't we? Well, then, why not live near Hidden Harbor? " This scheme was readily applauded, and the three boys immediately set about carrying it out. Within a short time they had purchased a tent, cooking utensils, and necessary supplies for living out of doors. In a short while their taxi was jouncing merrily down a lonely road toward the sea. "There's the old Rand place," said the driver suddenly, pointing out a poorly kept estate just south of the road.
I prefer to say nothing about the affair," she said finally. "The Rands and the Blackstones have homesteads at Hidden Harbor. " The boys tried to inveigle her into telling more of the story, but in this they were unsuccessful. " she insisted. " "I think it has a great deal to do with the present trouble," Frank told her boldly. " she exclaimed, her eyes flashing. " "He was not only on the boat, but we saw him kneeling beside your father in the corridor after the wreck. He said Mr. " declared Joe.
When she concluded her story the boys did not doubt that much of the material for the plays had been inspired by the historic feud. Now they were faced with the problem of proving it. Without the assistance of both Rand and Blackstone it would be difficult. Finally the lads took their departure and returned to the campsite, where they found Chet in a state of great excitement. "I was hoping you would hurry back," he exclaimed. " Chet looked very mysterious. "I'm beginning to think I'm not such a poor detective myself," he said.
A Firing Offense (Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1) by George Pelecanos