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Easy Rawlins is threatened with prison for tax evasion, but an FBI agent offers to get him off the hook if he helps get the goods on a Communist union organizer named Wenzler. In the course of Rawlins' investigation, a woman is killed in an apartment building he owns, and the pastor of a church at which he is working is killed together with a woman with whom he is having sex. Rawlins is accused by the police. Later Wenzler is also killed. Rawlins must find the real killer and prove his innocence.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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