by Sukey HowardJune, 2004
If you're a Pelecanos fan, you've met Derek Strange before. If you're not already a fan, Hard Revolution, read by Lance Reddick, may make you into one. In previous books, we've met a mature Strange, a former cop now a successful African-American PI dealing with crime and racial strife on the mean streets of Washington, D.C. In this prequel, Pelecanos adds new and subtle dimensions to his main man who becomes even more interesting and complex.