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Publisher's Summary

Leonid McGill is back, in the third-and most enthralling and ambitious-installment in Walter Mosley's latest New York Times best-selling series.

The economy has hit the private-investigator business hard, even for the detective designated as "a more than worthy successor to Philip Marlowe" (The Boston Globe) and "the perfect heir to Easy Rawlins" (Toronto Globe and Mail). Lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind.

Meanwhile, his life grows ever more complicated: his favorite stepson, Twill, drops out of school for mysteriously lucrative pursuits; his best friend, Gordo, is diagnosed with cancer and is living on Leonid's couch; his wife takes a new lover, infuriating the old one and endangering the McGill family; and Leonid's girlfriend, Aura, is back but intent on some serious conversations....

So how can he 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.

©2011 Walter Mosley (P)2011 Penguin

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No The Thrill is not Gone

I was first introduced to Leonid McGill about three weeks ago after hearing about this book on the Tom Joyner Morning show. I am so thrilled to have been listening because I have not been able to get enough of this character. A man who knows that he must make up for his past by doing what he can to help people is such an attractive man!

Mr. Willis is an EXCELLENT narrator. He moves with ease when changing characters. I'm not sure if I am in love with Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley or Mirron Willis.

Start from the first bood to know and appreciate who Mr. McGill and his family are.

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Enjoyed but too many names

I love both Eazy and Lenoid stories but this story had too many characters to keep track of. If you go a day or so without listening, more than likely you have to go back to understand. This book was the most confusing.

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Great Book

As usual Mosley does another great novel. I've enjoyed all of his books,but have a few more to go before I'm finished with all a his writings.👍

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Energy!!!!

Loved this book. This story is powerful ,twist and turns and very well written.😍😍😍😍😍😍
Can't wait to read more from this series.

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Intricate plot, great pacing and tension, all
interwoven with the philosophical insight and practical morality as we follow the daily trials of a tough, smart modern-day gumshoe

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Boring

Not sure where they thought the thrill came in. Couldn’t wait till it was done.

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Really good listen

Enjoyed this one, this story was good. I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of the characters, his writings make you believe you know these people. I did truly enjoy the actor reading and listening to his take on each characters voice. Will listen again.

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a fast favorite great twists and turns

A renowned favorite and complex word wizard. I love listening to his stories and Mosley never lets me down. The complexity of relationships, responsibility and identity.

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Style...Walter Mosley Has Great Creative Style

Walter Mosley has great creative style. The story takes it's time inviting you in. I'm ready for next story already.

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so nice i listened to it twice

i love this book and the series. Leonid is as interesting and as layered as Eazy