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3.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 53.43 out of 5 3.43 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Mosley Narrator: Mirron Willis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Leonid McGill Mysteries Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781101484623
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 4/1/2011

    " This is a good as it gets in terms ob an absorbing story, characters, pace, narrator's musings.
    (I have only not liked one of Mosley's books, and that MAY be my fault.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bishopr2 | 3/28/2011

    " Not as good as the others but Walter Mosley still delivers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 3/26/2011

    " too far from reality for me in plot and characters. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series, including the national bestsellers Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the Fearless Jones series, including Fearless Jones, Fear Itself, and Fear of the Dark; the novels Blue Light and RL’s Dream; and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and Walkin’ the Dog. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.