Posted: Aug. 3, 2013
It's 1953, a time when Red-baiting was official policy, and racial tensions boiled. Easy Rawlins is in deep trouble. A corrupt, racist IRS agent is breathing down his neck about some unpaid taxes. His only out: cut a deal with the FBI to infiltrate the First African Baptist Church and spy on a former World War II resistance fighter suspected of stealing some top secret government plans.
But the IRS isn't Easy's only problem. His life becomes even more complicated and dangerous when his old flame Etta Mae Harris shows up with her murderous husband, Easy's best friend, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, hard on her heels. And then killings begin, and Easy finds himself playing the role of betrayed and betrayer - and the prime suspect.
This is the second book by Mr. Mosley, with the Easy Rawlins character. Many of the characters from the first book are here in this story plus a few new ones. I still enjoy his…