“Gone Fishin” takes Easy Rawlins back to 1939 in Houston. His friend Mouse persuades him to drive to Pariah, Texas to get some money from his estranged stepfather for his impending marriage. En route they pick up a young man and his teenage girlfriend who are running from the law and Mouse offers to help them hide with a woman he knows in Pariah.
After Easy gets sick, Mouse tricks the young man into helping him coerce his stepfather into giving him the money. They imprison him in a basket, but he escapes, kills the young man and almost kills Mouse as well, but is prevented by Easy's sudden arrival. Easy knocks him over with a body block, and the next thing he knows the man is dead.
Mouse and Easy return to Houston, Mouse gets married.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein