Writer/Producer George Pelecanos's hard-boiled tales of the the underworld lure his readers down the darkest back alleys of our psyche. While writing for such acclaimed television series as HBO's The Wire and Treme he took us so close to the streets of New Orleans and Baltimore we could taste the gumbo and smell the gun powder. George is the author of nearly two dozen acclaimed novels, compelling Stephen King to anoint him, "the greatest living crime writer."