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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Michael Boatman Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Just after devastating riots tear through Los Angeles in 1965, when anger is high and fear still smolders everywhere, the police turn up at Easy Rawlins' doorstep. He expects the worst, as usual. But they've come to ask for his help.

A man was wrenched from his car by a mob at the riots' peak and escaped into a nearby apartment building. Soon afterward, a redheaded woman known as Little Scarlet was found dead in that building, and the fleeing man is the obvious suspect. But the man has vanished.

The police fear that their presence in certain neighborhoods could spark a new inferno, so they ask Easy Rawlins to see what he can discover. The vanished man is the key, but he is only the beginning. Easy enlists the help of his longtime friend Mouse to break through the shroud. And what Easy finds is a killer whose rage, like that which burned in the city for weeks, is intrinsically woven around deep-set passions, feelings echoed within Easy himself.

Rawlins's hunt for the killer reveals a new city emerging from the ashes, with the promise of a new life for Easy, Mouse, and his old friends Jackson Blue and Jewelle. Mosley's lean and musical vernacular captures the heat and the rhythm of Los Angeles' heart, where danger is the common currency of everyday life. Little Scarlet is further proof that Mosley is a master of mystery (New York Times Book Review).

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aleisha Z Coleman | 2/20/2014

    " Walter Mosley is one of my favorite authors. I don't recommend him to everyone, though. His stories often take place in the tough streets of LA and the racial conflicts of the 30's-60's. The language and the situations are somewhat graphic, although probably accurate of the time. The most famous story by this author is Devil in a Blue Dress, which was made into a movie starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bill | 2/18/2014

    " the easy rawlins books are always easy reading. nothing t complain about, a great airplane business trip book, with more heft for lit-lovers than the usual fantasy detective book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric | 2/14/2014

    " Rawlin's is always good, the way he mixes race relations into classic hard boiled street detective stories with Easy Rawlins as a man just trying to make it in a changing world. And ever since they made Mosley's first book Devil in a Blue Dress with Denzel Washington as Easy, I keep hearing Denzel's voice when I read, which is cool. But as I mature as a reader, I seem to have noticed that while Mosley has added a more new characters i.e Easy's adopted family, they are pretty empty. I think Mosley should focus on making his work more complexed( it seems that these novels have not developed over time) while the new characters seem only to be a drain on the story itself, if this makes sense? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Matthew | 2/2/2014

    " It's the fact that books like this become popular that makes me question the idea of being a writer. The average Bugs Bunny cartoon has fewer plot holes than this novel. "

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