“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.” —from the publisher
Ahhh yes, the good ol’ days of seedy ’60s Los Angeles police corruption and calamity around every corner. Even if grit and noir aren’t your thing, Mosley writes with so much personality and punch that you’ll be hooked from the first page.