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Known to Evil (Leonid McGill Series #2)

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Leonid McGill #2

Leonid McGill is 50-something, short, pudgy and bald. He's also a private detective, who had done nasty work and now is trying to be on the straight and narrow...sort of. He's got a bunch of friends he can call on for various services, as required, and they all show u...
Leonid McGill is 50-something, short, pudgy and bald. He's also a private detective, who had done nasty work and now is trying to be on the straight and narrow...sort of. He's got a bunch of friends he can call on for various services, as required, and they all show up in Known to Evil, the second in McGill series.

Alphonse Rinaldo, a secrete power in the New York City government, calls upon McGill to find the whereabouts of Tara Lear. Going to her last known address, he finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation of one, Wanda Soa. Since McGill is not a favorite of New York's finest, he finds himself a suspect.

In the midst of this, his sons Dimitri and Twilliam are trying to help a Russian girl who was forced into prostitution--Dimitri has a crush on her. Lastly, a women Leonid loves (he's in a loveless, cheating marriage) has found a new boyfriend.

I like several things about this series. I like the fact it takes place in New York. I like the characters. Leonid's father was a Communist and he's transferred his dislike of the establishment to Leonid. Leonid philosophizes throughout the book. He's a really likeable character. Actually, all the characters are likeable. There's enough action and enough blood, but not too much. Mosley's books are fast reads, but they also make you think about life. A good combination--mystery and philosophy.

posted by EdNY on April 19, 2010

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1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Don't waste your money!

The character Leonid MacGill was a disappointment. What black man or white for that matter would take back a cheating wife that runs off with another man, returns and ask to be taken back after her lover is arrested, have a child by another man while married? lastly, sh...
The character Leonid MacGill was a disappointment. What black man or white for that matter would take back a cheating wife that runs off with another man, returns and ask to be taken back after her lover is arrested, have a child by another man while married? lastly, she now has a young lover which her husband is aware of, yet he allows her to remain in the marriage because he also is a cheater. Unreal, not believable, I did not enjoy reading about his underworld, low life so call friends whom helped him with his investigation of a missing girl.

posted by 3475390 on May 2, 2010

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