Walter Mosley's indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve.
Picking up where Rose Gold left off in LA in the late 1960s, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready to - finally - propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But inevitably a case gets in the way: Easy's friend, Mouse, introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe's friend's son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Rufus tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see his nephew exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour was literally found standing over the man's dead body at his cabin home and the racially charged motives behind it, that might prove to be a tall order.
Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odor that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and a life in shambles on the ground around his feet.
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Very good Mosely. Lots of bad guys whom Easy navigates gracefully. Lots of women wanting our detective.
Boatman is the best with Mosely!
Long time listener, road warrior and crime detective fan. Himes, Parker, Patterson, Crais, Grafton ....
This was a great listen. Easy is back and while life is good, he still finds a way to get in the deepest mess ... thanks to Mouse, as is often the case. We get updates on many of the old crew, good and bad. There alot to keep up with, but the story is pure Easy.
As for the performance, Michael Boatman is Easy Rawlins ... period. They need to lock him in for however many more Walter does. I'm going to listen again on my next flight out west.
Moseley keeps the series interesting. Appreciate the secondary characters as well. Like just about anything he writes.
I've read every book in this series & they just keep getting better and better. Walter Mosley is one of the greatest mystery writers ever!
Walter Mosley has done it again. This book makes another chapter in the LIFE of Easy Rawlins. I could not out this book down for one minute. I read the hardback first then listened to the audio book. Great Job.
Carolyn J.~ Virginia Beach Avid reader
Walter Mosley did it again with another superb Easy Rawlins mystery. This story picks up where he left us in the last book. It was nice to visit with Fearless Jones again, he is one of the favorite characters. Bonnie made me sooooo angry.. Nice narration and great performance by Michael Boatman...
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