The Long Fall

The Long Fall

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors--Leonid McGill's an old-school P.I. working a twenty-first-century Manhattan that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by--keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side--mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck, no questions asked. But like the city itself, McGill is turning over a new leaf, "decided to go from crooked to slightly bent." As soon as The Long Fall begins, with McGill calling in old markers and greasing NYPD palms to unearth some seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client, he learns that even in this cleaned-up city, it's clear that his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be a tricky proposition. This is the perfect setup for a mystery master working at the top of his form. And in The Long Fall, Walter Mosley has created a new, contemporary hero who has the unmistakable feel of an instant classic.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, p2009.
Edition: Library edition
ISBN: 9781415962725
1415962723
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD M MOSLEY W
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 50 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward), 1965-

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maipenrai
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

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c210flyer
Jan 04, 2012

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

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