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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynn | 5/18/2011

    " 3.5 I prefer Easy Rawlins as a series protagonist to LT McGill, though I enjoyed the latter's internal conversations with his (late?) communist father. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Harry | 5/4/2011

    " Mosley's plot is almost too dense, but he makes it work - provided you are willing to work at following it. His major character is also dense, a philosopher maverick, reformed criminal, philandering family man. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy | 4/7/2011

    " The more Walter Mosley books I read, the better I like the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cocowalden | 4/6/2011

    " You either like Mosley or you don't. Same for his characters. I love Leonid and the assorted cast in his life, just as much as I loved Easy, Etta, Mouse and Paris Minton. So I enjoyed the read and recommend it for its soulful writing and the depth and humanity of its characters. "

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