New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2005.
1 online resource (295 p.)
In the author's 13th novel, "dog man" Lorenzo Brown, a street investigator for the Humane Society, has recently completed an eight-year stretch in prison for narcotics and is determined to stay clean and free. Rachel Lopez, Lorenzo's parole officer, spends her days chasing down clients and her nights getting drunk in bars and having rough sex with strangers. The ignition point for the violence that eventually engulfs these two fully realized, attractive characters--characteristics that in Pelecanos's world mark them as quite probably doomed--is a minor argument between local drug kingpins that inflates into a series of revenge killings.--From Publisher's Weekly.