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  • When the Thrill Is Gone

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    How can Leonid McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

    Nicole says: "No The Thrill is not Gone"
    "Not his best, but mediocre Mosley is still strong"
    Overall

    This, the third of Mosley's McGill mysteries, isn't his best work (and I'm not even comparing this to Easy Rawlins like COUNTLESS other readers still do)...in my opinion it's his 2nd book "Known To Evil" that stands the strongest. This one reads like a weekly TV series entry and there is no huge plot twist or involving mystery. With Mosley, there never is...he's no Jeffrey Deaver...but it's his beautiful prose and character depth that always shines and it does here. The best thread running through this book is the subplot "favor" that McGill is doing for his "Uncle" and the revelation it leads to, along with Leonid's new take on his hatred for his father. This one is a great character study for Leonid, but not a superb mystery. Loyal fans (like myself) will love it, newcomers may sulk.

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