Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, has been kidnapped by a black revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth. Their leader, Uhuru Nolicé, is holding her for ransom and if he doesn’t receive the money, weapons, and apology he demands, “Rose Gold” will die—horribly and publicly. So the authorities turn to Easy Rawlins, the one man who can cross the necessary lines to resolve this dangerous standoff and find Rose Gold before it’s too late.
In the sixties era of black nationalism, political abductions, and epidemic police corruption, Easy’s investigation will pull him—unremittingly and inevitably—into the darkest underbelly of Los Angeles.
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; Reprint edition (June 9, 2015)
MY THOUGHTS: This is the about the 3rd book I've read of this author. I really like the way he writes. I really like the main character, Easy Rawlins. He's a black PI set during the 60's in Los Angles. Easy has lots of friends that owe him favors. So he really gets lots done most of the time. But this case has Easy without his friend, Raymond or Mouse as he is known on the street. But Easy soon finds out the police don't just want him to find the girl they want him to find Bob Mantle more. Does Easy find the girl and Bob before it's too late? Read the book to find out. I give this book 5.....
This book is for 2 of my reading challenges......
52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge
Monthly Keyword Challenge