Violent Spring

Violent Spring IN LOS ANGELES BURNED unearthed during a ground breaking ceremony at the infamous intersection of Florence and Normandie Against a backdrop of increasing racial tensions black private eye Ivan

  • Title: Violent Spring
  • Author: Gary Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781930997875
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • IN 1992, LOS ANGELES BURNED unearthed during a ground breaking ceremony at the infamous intersection of Florence and Normandie Against a backdrop of increasing racial tensions, black private eye Ivan Monk searches for the killer Then another body turns up And while the FBI and the Rolling Daltons the largest gang in the city dog his trail, Monk questions whether there sIN 1992, LOS ANGELES BURNED unearthed during a ground breaking ceremony at the infamous intersection of Florence and Normandie Against a backdrop of increasing racial tensions, black private eye Ivan Monk searches for the killer Then another body turns up And while the FBI and the Rolling Daltons the largest gang in the city dog his trail, Monk questions whether there s than simple murder happening Questions that take him from the ghetto to the wealthy confines of the city s powerbrokers in the tarnished City of Angels.

    One thought on “Violent Spring”

    1. Very cool. Crazy L.A. Noir, complete with hunchbacks, set in South Central the year after the Uprising. I plan to read everything else this guy has written. Any crime book that mentions both the Panthers and the IWW, twice each, and keeps its politics there without losing character and plot, is going to get me pumped.

    2. VIOLENT SPRING - OkayPhillips, Gary - 2nd in Ivan Monk seriesSet in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating and the subsequent riots, a novel set in Los Angeles in which a private investigator examines the murder of a Korean shop owner. Many suspect a racial motive, but it soon becomes clear to the private investigator that greed is a more likely motive was okay, but that was about all. There were too many characters and it worked too hard at being politically correct.

    3. Decent debut set a couple of years after Rodney King in LA but too many characters and a bad guy that was too obvious made this a bit of a slow read.

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