A Red Death (Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 2) by Walter Mosley

By Walter Mosley

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting l. a., an ethical tar pit able to swallow effortless Rawlins. effortless is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and prefer) company whilst a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. exact Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, bargains to bail him out if he is of the same opinion to infiltrate the 1st American Baptist Church and undercover agent on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's while the murders begin....

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She was as outspoken as Ellie was quiet, as confident as Ellie was shy, and as headstrong as Ellie was indecisive. Ellie had loved playing the role of Argent, and she had loved Danny for letting her. Usually he was the lead in the games they had played when they were younger, but not that 45 summer. Ellie tried to remember more about her mirror image, but only the name stayed, floating behind her eyes. Argent . . Ellie shook her head and forced herself to concentrate on what Sergeant Donaldson and Lisa were saying.

The little girl shrank away from her, and Argent realized that she was still clutching the discarded skin of the dragon’s egg in one hand. Quickly she rolled it up and stuffed it into her belt pouch, marveling at how the tough, thin skin could fold down into such a small parcel. As soon as the egg skin was out of sight, Morgana relaxed a little and allowed Argent to hug her close. “Don’t worry,” Argent promised. “We’re safe 37 here. ” Argent coughed as a streamer of acrid woodsmoke curled around her head.

Ellie had no waterproof jacket and she really did not want to go back into the house to collect one if it meant facing Lisa again. She decided to stick to her original plan of walking down to the river to find her dad. The way to the river was through town, and there would be plenty of places to shelter if it began to rain. Ellie turned her back on the hill and set off down the street, heading for the river and Chuggie’s Pool.

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