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The Turnaround

On a sizzling summer time afternoon in 1972, 3 little ones drove into an surprising local and 6 lives have been altered forever.
Thirty 5 years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to a different, beginning a door which can bring about salvation. yet one other survivor is now out of criminal, searching for reparation in any shape he can locate it.
THE TURNAROUND takes us on a trip from the rock-and-soul streets of the '70s to the altering neighborhoods of D.C. this day, from the diners and car garages of the town to the interior of Walter Reed military scientific clinic, the place wounded women and men have again to the area in a time of struggle. a unique of fathers and sons, other halves and husbands, loss, victory and violent redemption, THE TURNAROUND is one other compelling, hugely charged novel from George Pelecanos, "the top crime novelist in America." -Oregonian

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