The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos

Staff Pick

Screenwriter and executive producer of HBO series including the Wire, Treme, and The Deuce, George Pelecanos gives us another snappy, suspenseful crime drama in his latest novel, The Man Who Came Uptown (Mulholland, $27). Filled with DC’s gritty past and present, this story will compel you to add more titles to your already long “to read” list. Michael Hudson is awaiting trial in the DC jail, reading everything and anything the prison librarian, Anna, sends his way. When he’s suddenly released—thanks to the machinations of Private Investigator Phil Ornazian—Michael is thrust into a quickly gentrifying city. Then Ornazian calls in his favor by forcing Michael to assist in a little side-hustle he has going: relieving the District’s criminal element of their ill-gotten gains. Michael struggles between wanting to walk the “straight” path and his past criminal life. Fast-paced and smart, and full of compelling characters facing genuine moral dilemmas, Pelecanos’s latest will draw you in and keep you there.

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ISBN: 9780316479820
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Mulholland Books - September 4th, 2018

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