Bad Boy Brawly Brown (Mass Market Paperback)
Grand Central Publishing, 9780446612319, 360pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
Easy Rawlins is trying to stay as far from crime and its consequences as a black man can in 1964 L.A. But trouble still finds a way to his door. An old friend asks Easy to find his stepson, Brawly Brown, a good kid gone angry and missing. Too quickly Easy finds himself riding with a revolutionary group out to fight racism, dodging the police, who want to pin him for murder, and looking for the right kind of answers from the wrong kind of women. With little help from this world, Easy gets it from the next-from Mouse, his greatest friend and worst betrayal. But while Mouse's legacy may help Easy save young Brawly's life, it may cost him his own.