Cover of: The Night Gardener | George Pelecanos

About the Book

Gus Ramone is “good police,” a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city’s Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been found in a local community garden.The murder unearths intense memories of a case Ramone worked as a patrol cop twenty years earlier, when he and his partner, Dan “Doc” Holiday, assisted a legendary detective named T. C. Cook. The series of murders, all involving local teenage victims, was never solved. In the years since, Holiday has left the force under a cloud of morals charges, and now finds work as a bodyguard and driver. Cook has retired, but he has never stopped agonizing about the “Night Gardener” killings.

The new case draws the three men together on a grim mission to finish the work that has haunted them for years. All the love, regret, and anger that once burned between them comes rushing back, and old ghosts walk once more as the men try to lay to rest the monster who has stalked their dreams. Bigger and even more unstoppable than his previous thrillers, George Pelecanos achieves in THE NIGHT GARDENER what his brilliant career has been building toward: a novel that is a perfect union of suspense, character, and unstoppable fate.

About the Edition

Twenty years ago, two young cops watched T. C. Cooke, a master detective, work a murder scene in a ragged community garden in a violent D.C. neighborhood. Today, a real estate rush has done everything to these streets but change them--and in the same garden, amid the same mayhem, a killer has left a body with an M.O. that the three men recognize fast. T.C. Cooke, long-since retired is still haunted by the case he never solved. Gus Ramone is a decent cop, loyal husband, and father fighting for this son's future. And Dan Holiday hustles for a living after an ugly fall from grace. Now they come together again, hitting the new murder with a desperate, dangerous fervor. For on this hard, bloodstained soil, they have what no one ever gets: the seeds of a second chance...
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