Mosley and his new hero return, in a series that's already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir.
A mystery caller sends Leonid McGill to an uptown address 'just to check a girl's okay'. There's no explanation, just a name - Angelique - a reward and the chilling knowledge that he's working for Rinaldo Alphonse, the most feared man in New York.
What Leonid finds is a crime scene. A girl lies with her face blown off, her assassin felled by a knife. But the dead girl isn't the one he was sent to find and her killer's injuries don't make sense. The next day Alphonse comes calling: Leonid must find Angelique before the assassin's assassin tracks her down. Alphonse isn't the only one who wants a bit of Leonid's time - the NYPD, finding his appearance too convenient, think they can finally put away the thorn in their side.
McGill must put his street know-how and book of lethal contacts to the test, while haunted by the re-appearance of a face from his crooked past and his wife Katrina's continued infidelities.
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.