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The Long Fall by Walter Mosley
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The Long Fall

by Walter Mosley

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That was an exciting thriller. It's just a shame that my library does not have any sequels to this series.
Leonid McGill is a private investigator with a dark past. He was once a henchman and a thug in the NY Underworld. Their arm is long and they still try to pull him into their machinations, even if McGill now only wants to work on the legal side. But he needs the money to feed his family and pay for his luxurious office, so his actions are always a bailout between good and evil. During his investigations, corpses pave his way. Thugs and killers are hired to get him out of the way, but McGill still keeps up with boxing and is better than his opponents. ( )
  Ameise1 | Apr 2, 2018 |
Trying to go semi-straight he gets drawn in to multiple murders. ( )
  nx74defiant | May 7, 2017 |
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  clsnyder | Nov 1, 2016 |
Mosley;s characters, no matter how improbable to a middle-class retiree, ring true. His dialogue, no matter how didactic, works. His mix of small detail, no matter how forced, works. This book burns through too quickly. It was not written to ponder, but to sprint. I wish I had a low gear I could force when reading. ( )
  kerns222 | Aug 24, 2016 |
Leonid McGill (LT) is a private investigator who used to work for gansters but changed his ways and now does legitimate work. His current job is to find 4 men who were friends as teenagers, which he does. Then, each friend is getting murdered one-by-one. LT has a conscious now and has to investigate why. In the meantime, a gangster asks him to do a job and doesn't want to take no for an answer. Then he finds out his son is planning to help out a girlfriend whose father has been sexually abusing her. The son is planning to kill the father. LT has a lot to deal with.

There was a lot going on in this book and at times was a bit confusing with quite a few different characters. However, LT has a good heart despite the bad past. He's funny at times when he uses a fake name and occupation to help him get to the information he needs. He often quotes his communist father's philosophy which LT always disagrees with. He's tough when he needs to be and keeps up with his training as a boxer to be able to back up the toughness. Overall, I enjoyed LT and his ups and downs as a PI and in his personal life. ( )
  gaylebutz | Jun 1, 2016 |
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"I'm sorry, Mr. um?..." the skinny receptionist said.
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Leonid McGill, a New York City private detective, tries to put his past life behind him. But it's not that easy when someone like Tony "The Suit" Towers expects you to do a job; when an Albany PI hires you to track down four men known only by their youthful street names; and when your 16-year-old son, Twill, is getting in over his head with a suicidal girl.… (more)

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