The widely praised New York Times bestseller, and Mosley's first new series since his acclaimed Easy Rawlins novels...
Leonid McGill is an ex-boxer and a hard drinker looking to clean up his act. He's an old-school P.I. working a New York City that's gotten a little too fancy all around him. But it's still full of dirty secrets, and as McGill unearths them, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be tested to the limit...
Mosley leaves behind the Los Angeles setting of his Easy Rawlins and Fearless Jones series (Devil in a Blue Dress, etc.) to introduce Leonid McGill, a New York City private detective, who promises to be as complex and rewarding a character as Mosley s ever produced. McGill, a 53-year-old former boxer who s still a fighter, finds out that putting his past life behind him isn t easy when someone like Tony The Suit Towers expects you to do a job; when an Albany PI hires you to track down four men known only by their youthful street names; and when your 16-year-old son, Twill, is getting in over his head with a suicidal girl. McGill shares Easy s knack for earning powerful friends by performing favors and has some of the toughness of Fearless, but he s got his own dark secrets and hard-won philosophy. New York s racial stew is different than Los Angeles s, and Mosley stirs the pot and concocts a perfect milieu for an engaging new hero and an entertaining new series.