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Publisher's Summary

Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend, Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that ex-marine Black is probably dead, or will be soon.

But Easter's appearance is only the beginning, as Easy is immersed in a sea of problems. The love of his life is marrying another man, and his friend Mouse is wanted for the murder of a father of 12. As he's searching for a clue to Christmas Black's whereabouts, two suspicious MPs hire him to find his friend Black on behalf of the U.S. Army.

Easy's investigation brings him to a blonde woman, Faith Laneer, whose past is as dark as her beauty is bright. As Easy begins to put the pieces together, he realizes that Black's disappearance has its roots in Vietnam, and that Faith might be in a world of danger.

Solve more tough cases with Easy Rawlins.
©2007 Walter Mosley (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Mosley knows his territory as intimately as a lover knows his beloved, and Easy's tortuous progression from man-child to man may have reached its climax in this searing and moving novel." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Good but not great

Good book not one of the best in the series but still very good. I dislike these dramatic endings he writes only to retcon them in the next book.

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GREAT

Easy Rawlings is my favorite series. This book ended in a real cliffhanger. Hurry, I can hardly wait for the next book.

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Say its not so

I give this a better review than the others. I have gotton to feel I know Easy thru the years and the view of a black man makes it all the more interesting. This series is an easy read and fun to just go with the flow of the characters and events.

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Mosely phones it in

Disappointing conclusion to a great series. A so so story, and poor Easy's become conflicted to the point of absurdity. I loved the other books and the narrator is great. If it wasn't a relatively short audio book I would have given in to my instinct to delete it part way through.

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Blonde Faith

I liked the story but the reader WAS NOT Michael Boatman which diminished my enjoyment

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Love Walter Mosley

Can't get enough of the Easy Rawlins series, this one ended with a unexpected twist!

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Always have been a Mosley fan!!

Another great book by Mr. Mosley. Really enjoyed it. I'll move on to another book of his.

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Easy to love this epic historical fiction.

WM is an amazing and prolific author. I’ve enjoyed the short Fearless Jones series and about half of Easy Rawlins. I’ve read to every one at least twice. As a white man who’s never liver lived in southern Cal, the education is priceless. While the explicit scenes are baggage in my opinion, the yarns and interconnectedness of the characters’ lives, and even both series mentioned, makes for reading that one can immerse themself in. The experiences that Easy, Mouse, Fearless, and Paris Minton live through are rarely exaggerated or over-the-top. Anyone who’s paid the slightest attention to race and culture over the past few years, even when it’s dumbfounding, can get an inkling into how society compounded some issues of trust that remain stuck in our country’s craw. Politics aside though, there are good people on both sides of the divide both in WM’s prose and real life. I love that “politics” rarely are examined by the protagonists. They take every event in situ rarely making broad sweeps outside of the actual cultural circumstances. That’s why these stories are so entertaining: they are believable and compelling. Highly recommend Walter Mosley’s mysteries.

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New Easy Fan

I enjoyed this book. I read Devil in the Blue Dress and Black Betty years ago and always wanted to read another. I'm not sure if this book was better than the other 2 but I'm older now and can say the situation and characters kept me wanting more. I'm truly an Easy fan. His rawness drew me in. I will definitely read more of his series although, probably not in order. The narrator, Michael Boatman, was perfect for this book.

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Loved it

Series continues to more than satisfy. Michael Boatman is my preferred narrator of this series. I listened to this novel 3 times before giving it a 5 rating. Enjoy!