Down the River Unto the Sea (Hardback)Walter Mosley (author)
- Not available
Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island prison.
A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid by someone in the NYPD to frame him all those years ago, King realises that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of - and why.
At the same time, King must investigate the case of black radical journalist Leonard Compton, aka A Free Man, accused of killing two on-duty police offices who had been abusing their badges to traffic drugs and women into the city's poorest neighbourhoods.
In pursuit of justice, our hero must beat dirty cops and even dirtier bankers. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: Compton's, and King's own.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 568 g
Dimensions: 243 x 165 x 29 mm
An excellent standalone . . . The novel's dedication - to Malcolm, Medgar, and Martin - underlines the difference that one man can make in the fight for justice * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
A heady stew of racial politics and seedy characters that Mosley's fans are sure to eat up * AARP *
It's Mosley's signature style - rough-hewn, rhythmic, and lyrical - that makes you ready and eager for whatever he's serving up . . . Let the good times roll * Kirkus Reviews *
An engaging standalone . . . Mosley fans will welcome another imaginative page-turning from a mystery grand master * Library Journal *
Exceptional -- Geoffrey Wansell * The Daily Mail *
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.