By George Pelecanos
Because the advertisements director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos understands the entire methods of the electronics company. Blow-out revenues and shady offers have been his existence. whilst one of many stockboys disappears, it's no longer information: simply one other metalhead who went off chasing a few dream of huge funds and straightforward residing. however the child reminded Nick of himself twelve years in the past: an offended 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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He had no doubt that this was the very thing that the mysterious wood-carver had given to Father Baart. Johnny felt awestruck and also a little afraid. Should he even touch the statue? Well, he had already touched it, and nothing had happened to him. He had done something else too. He had disobeyed the grim command that Father Baart had written out: He had taken the statue out of the church. Johnny gazed at the little figure that smiled up at him, and he wondered if maybe he had done something foolish.
Nobody knows. " The professor paused and grabbed another piece of fudge. He stuffed it in his mouth and chewed it slowly, savoring every chocolaty smidgin of it. The professor loved dramatic pauses. He felt that they added to his stories. Johnny squirmed impatiently in his seat. He wanted to hear more. "Mmmm! " said the professor, smacking his lips. "Absolutely scrumptious! By the way, where was I? Ah, yes. Now, at this point you have to know what sort of man Father Baart was. He was not popular.
Sadness welled up in Johnny's heart. Tears sprang to his eyes. He wiped the tears away with his sleeve. Then he turned and climbed on up the stairs to bed. CHAPTER TWO Days passed. Weeks passed. Nothing very exciting happened to Johnny. He had the usual things to do, like snow shoveling, dish drying, and homework. Johnny went to St. Michael's School, a Catholic grade school in the town of Duston Heights. It was a two-story brick building with a slate roof and a pointed stone arch on the front. At St.
A Firing Offense (Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1) by George Pelecanos