Seymour Brathwaite, a young physicist, was found standing over the body of a murdered man.
Charcoal Joe, one of the deadliest men in America, wants Brathwaite cleared.
Easy Rawlins, a renowned Los Angeles PI, cannot refuse Charcoal Joe.
But what links the king of the LA underworld to Seymour Brathwaite?
And can Easy find the evidence before he gets embroiled in something much, much worse?
This is classic noir territory, filled with unintentional heroes with the best intentions and dangerous dames ... A class act - Time Out
There are few writers within the crime genre who recreate time and place with Mosley's effortless exactness, even fewer who can replicate his masterfully sustained sense of danger - Sunday Times
Simply the best crime writer around today. One of the joys of Mosley's writing is the ease that characterises every aspect of it ... The characters live and breathe in a way that is utterly convincing and absorbing - Guardian
Easy Rawlins comes back from the dead, inspiring his creator to write his best novel for years - Mail on Sunday on LITTLE GREEN
Walter Mosley is one of America's best loved authors. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Easy Rawlins series, and his novels include Devil in a Blue Dress, which was made into the acclaimed film of the same name starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle. His books have been translated into 23 languages and have sold more than 3.5 million copies to date. He lives in New York City.