The Long Fall

The Long Fall

The First Leonid McGill Mystery

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors, Leonid McGill is an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. And like New York City itself, McGill is turning over a new leaf, "decided to go from crooked to slightly bent." But when he calls in old markers and greases a few NYPD palms to unearth some seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client, he learns that even in this cleaned-up city, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be constantly tested.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Penguin Audio, [2009]
Copyright Date: ℗2009
ISBN: 9780143144205
Characteristics: digital,1.4 m/s
7 sound discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward), 1965-
Notes: Duration: 9:00:00
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Jun 11, 2013

*** 1/2 stars. I have enjoyed Mr. Mosley's well-spoken, intelligent African American protagonists for more than 20 years. My favorite, of course, is Easy Rawlins, but this book introduces a new character, Leonid McGill, PI. Mr. McGill is attempting to turn over a new leaf and give up his willingness to participate in shady deals to earn a buck - changing from crooked to perhaps slightly bent. Mosley's noir style has moved to contemporary New York. Leonid has been hired to track down four men, knowing only the street names they used as teenagers. His client won't say why he wants to find these men, but what does McGill care? It's a job. He delivers their current whereabouts. When all of them end up dead, he realizes that he may know too much and be the next victim on the list. Meanwhile he is struggling with a loveless marriage and a teenage son headed for trouble. Mr. Mosley is a great writer of characters and mysteries. He has created a complicated and intriguing new "hero". Recommend

Jan 04, 2012

I didn't care for this one and would not recommend.
2 of 10 for me.


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