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A Firing Offense: Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1
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As the advertising director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos knows all the tricks of the electronics business. Blow-out sales and shady deals were his life. When one of the stockboys disappears, it's not news: just another metalhead who went off chasing some dream of big money and easy living. But the kid reminded Nick of himself twelve years ago: an angry punk hooked on speed metal and the fast life. So when the boy's grandfather begs Nick to find the kid, Nick says he'll try. A Firing Offense, Nick Stefanos' debut, shows why, as Barry Gifford puts it, "To miss out on Pelecanos would be criminal."

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06/29/2011
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George Pelecanos. (2011). A Firing Offense: Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1. Little, Brown and Company.

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George Pelecanos. 2011. A Firing Offense: Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1. Little, Brown and Company.

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George Pelecanos, A Firing Offense: Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1. Little, Brown and Company, 2011.

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George Pelecanos. A Firing Offense: Nick Stefanos Series, Book 1. Little, Brown and Company, 2011. Web.

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