Thursday, November 10, 2011
ALL I DID WAS SHOOT MY MAN
Leonid McGill is back, trying to right some of his earlier wrongs. Years ago, he helped frame Zella Grisham for a $58 million dollar robbery; just another job he was hired to do. He didn't know her, but he knew she was already in trouble for shooting her boyfriend Harry Tangelo when she found him in bed with her best friend, Minnie Lesser (could this character's name be any more diminutive?!).
McGill seems to have renewed his acquaintance with his conscience and he's set out to restore a more normal life to Zella. Under the guise of working for her attorney, they manage to get her out of jail and McGill provides her with money, housing and a job. But Zella's release triggers all manner of chain reactions, people are dying and suddenly even McGill's life and the lives of his family members are threatened.
In this latest from Mosley, it's a pleasant change to find Leonid so introspective and involved with his family, lovers and his past misdeeds; a tough guy with a really soft heart. Mosley's smooth and fine writing make ALL I DID WAS SHOOT MY MAN an absolute delight to read and doesn't disappoint, despite a complicated plot that becomes too murky with too many characters.
Pub. date: January 2012
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