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Shame the Devil

by George Pelecanos

A crime novel with a deeper level, focusing on grief and how different people deal with it. It follows a group of people who are affected by an armed raid on a local pizza parlour, and one man's search for justice.

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A round sparked off the hood in front of Jonas. He blinked, moved his gun arm, fired at the two men who were standing still and firing at him. He squinted, saw smoke coming from their guns, heard his windshield spider, kept firing even as a bullet tore into his biceps and another hit his shoulder as he was jerked up and back. He took another bullet high in the chest. It was like a hot needle going in.

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