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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/03/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780753828052