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The welcome return of Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley's NYC-based private eye, his East Coast foil to his immortal LA-based detective Easy Rawlins. As the Boston Globe raved, "A poignantly real character, [McGill is] not only the newest of the great fictional detectives, but also an incisive and insightful commentator on the American scene."

In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend. And his son, Twill, has been spending a lot of time out of the office with his own case, helping a young thief named Fortune and his girlfriend, Liza.

Meanwhile Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father's side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old-money family. It's up to Leonid to save who he can and incriminate the guilty - all while helping his son finish his own investigation; locating his own father; reconciling (whatever that means) with his wife and girlfriend; and attending the wedding of Gordo, his oldest friend.

©2015 Walter Mosley (P)2015 Random House Audio

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  • cheyntarie
  • jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 05-15-15

Can't wait until his next book!

The narrator was good. I will be looking for some of his other readings. As always, I enjoyed Mr. Mosley's book. Sometimes I find it hard to determine what era he is writing in... This book feels a little like the 70, 80, 90 and 2000.

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very good read. I enjoyed every minute

The narrator drew me in and the story kept me captivated. Very good read. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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My Kind of Mystery!

Great, great story & mystery. Loved the story line, the characters, the love of family & the mysterious characters. Totally enjoyed this from beginning to end.

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The change in performers won't change the quality

This is the first reading without Myron Willis. Prentice Onayemi makes up for usual hard bass voice with an airy baritone which gives a style of contemplation to Leonid McGill.

This is an awesome read and we get more insight into who McGill is by contrasting that with his father now back from the dead.

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LOVED IT!

Prentice Onayemi is a linguistic god and Walter Mosley is the best story teller that I have ever encountered. The combination took me there. Constant energy with lots of suspenseful swagger...I fell in love with Leonid and Twilliam...my heros. There has to be a sequel, there are too many more stories to expose. Nice touches with descriptions of actors as well, they seemed so real. I will never forget that emotions are optional. Thank you Mr. Mosely, your newest fan!

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Somewhat weak effort for Mosely

Narration was quite good. The last sentence caught me off guard. That's it? Love Mosely's work in general.

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Imaginative!

My father hipped me to Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins series back in the late 1990's. Mr. Mosley does not disappoint w/ Leonid McGill's character. The story lines keep me wanting more!

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  • Burnett
  • Marina, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 07-06-17

New favorite Mosley character

I've been undecided about this story line but now I am convinced it is one of his best. the narrator's mastered of both make and female old and found voices was most entertaining.

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Outstanding book

This was an outstanding book, reading was graet. Excellent traveling partner McGill a great replacement to the Easy Rawlings character.

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You've done it again!

All my favorite characters are back and you have woven another complex suspenseful mystery that kept me engaged throughout. I love the narrator--he is awesome! Please come back to Houston soon! The Sisters Sipping Tea literary group (especially myself) love your work!