Just like the form of automobiles they do not make anymore and the type of songs they do not sing, the novels of George Pelecanos have the fashion, rhythm and muscle of classics. SHOEDOG is classic Pelecanos: a story that throbs with soul and pulsates with menace.
Constantine was once born in D.C., and has been touring the area ever since-finding every thing yet a house. Randolph has stayed during this urban each day, promoting footwear in a downtown shop, caring for women who lie approximately their sizes and infrequently healthy him into their beds. Now those strangers, one white, one black, have come jointly in a criminal's audacious plan. With 5 companions and the hit able to cross down, Constantine does not comprehend the treacheries, feuds and fantasies swirling round him-and he is fallen for a girl who merely doubles his threat. yet Randolph, a self-confessed "shoedog," can scent difficulty a mile away. And while the taking pictures starts off, he will supply Constantine an opportunity to live-or die the place he used to be born.