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Unfortunately this book's story, like its predecessor, doesn't quite work. Devil had an excellent premise that fell down by the end in a combination of too much exposition, coincidence, and confusion. This story isn't quite as hard to follow, but it also isn't as interesting. Moseley also has a bad habit of putting too many characters in the mix, and even if you read the book in a couple of sittings, as I did, you'll start confusing some of the tertiary figures for each other. That leaves it all much less satisfying than it should otherwise be. I also wasn't completely convinced that Mouse needed to be in this story - or at least, that he needed to get involved in Easy pushing back on those who tried to kill him. It felt, if not coincidental, a little too timely; I even found myself entertaining a brief theory that Mouse wasn't even real, just a schizophrenic incarnation of Easy's rage, Fight Club-style. (I don't think that's Moseley's intention, but...)
Criticisms aside, I still find the series immensely readable, and I'm looking forward to the next one. I'm just hoping the author tightens up his narrative a bit.
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But, before the IRS agent can get too far, the FBI grabs Easy and says they will delay the IRS audit if he’ll work for them, trying to uncover the perfidy of a den of Reds...or something. It seems they’re interested in a Jewish survivor from the German death camps who is preaching Socialism. It wasn't necessarily the Russian version of Marxist/Leninism, but in the 1950s, many in America couldn’t tell the difference. Actually they can’t now, given that many pretend that Bernie Sanders is the second coming of Stalin.
Whatever, Chaim Wenzler is working with an African-American church and Easy becomes the guy’s driver on various acts of charity, mostly delivering clothes to needy folks and the like. Easy and Chaim become friends and Easy is hard pressed to see his way to turn the guy in. But he investigates here and there and finds out things, some folks end up mysteriously dead, Easy is shot at, and so forth. Pretty typical Easy Rawlings, but a pretty GoodRead all in all.
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“When I had given up everything,” Chaim said, “men came and saved me. They helped me to take vengeance. And now it is my turn to help.”
There was dirt in that house that had been there before her; it would be there after she had gone.
I could have talked like him if I’d wanted to, but I never did like it when a man stopped using the language of his upbringing. If you were to talk like a white man you might forget who you were.