Sunday, March 27, 2011

When the Thrill Is Gone

Fathers. The third Walter Mosley novel to feature private detective Leonid McGill is titled, When the Thrill Is Gone. McGill is a study in power and restraint as he continues a struggle to live a better life. A new client leads him on a complicated case that requires his compassion and caring for doing what he determines is the right choice. He is aware that his wife, Katrina, is having an affair. When his son, Twill, becomes involved in a scam, McGill responds with firm love. His longtime friend Gordon Tallman is now living in McGill’s apartment because he is seriously ill with cancer. Throughout the novel, McGill recalls what his father might say or do in particular situations. Mosley’s prose is always the right blend of dialogue and poetic description. Readers who like mysteries, fine prose, and complex characters will love this novel.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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