His unlikely allies include a crusading black journalist, a longtime supplier of mercenary arms and troops, and bail bondsman Frankie DeNoux. Yet it is the character of Lew Griffin that takes center stage, as in each of Sallis's highly praised books. He is by now, in this prequel, well on the way to becoming what he will be; violent, kind, contradictory, alcoholic. Both naive and wise, he is a man cursed by unspeakable demons, yet seemingly encircled by redemptive angels awaiting an opening.
"Lew Griffin is the real thing, a cynic out of Celine or the Hemingway of In Our Time....This is powerful stuff..."(Booklist).
"[A] vivid, focused portrayal of crime and the underlying racial tensions that can accompany it." (Library Journal).
Cosa ne pensano gli iscritti
It takes you there
I felt like I was there sitting in the room with him and living every moment and I love the characters