By George Pelecanos
Brand-new tales through: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Laura Lippman, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.
Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead tale and edits this groundbreaking selection of tales detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. this isn't an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. in its place, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this urban that almost all by no means listen approximately.
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In response to ongoing drug-related violence and a lack of accountability, a movement has developed calling for civilian prosecution in cases of military abuse of civilians during law enforcement operations. Additionally, the human rights record of the military has begun to be criticized by some members of congress and the influential Catholic Church, some going as far as to suggest that the military should not be involved in policing actions in any capacity. IV. STRATEGIES FOR BILATERAL COLLABORATION TO CONFRONT ORGANIZED CRIME Finally, our project examined some of the ways in which both countries can and do work together to confront organized crime.
D.C. Noir (Akashic Noir) by George Pelecanos