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Known to Evil : A Leonid McGill Mystery

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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 OK'. 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 LT 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 LT was sent to find, and her killer's injuries don't make sense. The next day Alphonse comes calling: LT must find Angelique before the assassin's assassin tracks her down. Alphonse isn't the only one who wants a bit of LT's time -- the NYPD, finding his appearance too convenient, think they can finally put away the thorn in their side. But why do so many people want a piece of the apparently normal, clean-living Angelique? And why is the mafia coming after McGill, linking his sons -- shy Dmitri and streetwise Twill -- to the escape of a sex-trafficked Belarussian girl? As both plots career towards a thrilling finale, McGill must put his street know-how and book of lethal contacts to the test, while haunted by the reappearance of a face from his crooked past and his wife Katrina's continued infidelities.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753828057
  • 9780753828052
  • 317,658

Review quote

Anothr engrossing read from Wlater Mosley, rightly regarded as one of the best American crime writers. * SOUTH WALES ARGUS * Brilliantly written * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER * Tight dialogue, noirish plots and a heavy dose of civic corruption all go in the mix with McGill the stylish, unruffled knight in shining armour. * CATHOLIC HERALD *show more

About Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley, recipient of the PEN USA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, is the author of twenty-five books, among them the bestselling EASY RAWLINS mystery series. Born in Los Angeles, he currently lives in New York.show more

Review Text

Tight dialogue, noirish plots and a heavy dose of civic corruption all go in the mix with McGill the stylish, unruffled knight in shining armour. CATHOLIC HERALDshow more

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