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Not Long for This World (Aaron Gunner #2)

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A lawyer hires Gunner to help her prove that her gangland client is not a killerDarrel Lovejoy doesn’t owe South Central anything. By all accounts, he is lucky to escape this desperate corner of Los Angeles, to go to college and graduate into a well-paid advertising job. But something compels him to return. He dives into social work, attempting to mediate between the gangs ...more
ebook, 264 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published June 1st 1990)
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Otto Penzler
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An innocent man goes down, and a man of questionable morals is brought to trial. It’s South Central L.A., and no one writes the rules but the gangs who rule the streets. When social worker Darrel Lovejoy is shot and killed by shotgun, cops hit the streets to find out who did it. When Imperial Blues soldier Toby Mills is arrested, her lawyer hires private detective Aaron Gunner to prove her client is being framed. Set in a land where the lawful can lie and the lawless are free, this is a title th ...more
Joe
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. I just read it for the third time after several years, and now I can better appreciate the author's masterful orchestra of characters.

It's South Central Los Angeles. It's gang land, and true to form, it's violent intrigue at its highest. Best of all, it's genuine. I've read a few urban gangster books where the language is stilted, as though the author has zero connection to the culture, but here it's all genuine.

Who really killed the guy trying to bring all the street gangs toget
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Byron Washington
I thoroughly enjoyed Gar Anthony Haywood's second book. The issues I had with the first book of the Aaron Gunner series have been rectified in his second effort. I put this novel on par with the best of Walter Mosley...seriously. The Aaron Gunner series has great potential, and it'll be interesting to see if the author continues to develop his talent for storytelling. I'll be rooting for him, because we need more black authors.
Francis
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read in this series. The first book was good, with this second book however I thought Mr. Haywood made the long journey from good to impressive and in a rather short time.

Characters, place and time, plot - strong on all accounts.


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aka Ray Shannon.

Gar Anthony Harwood also writes as Ray Shannon. He has won the Shamus and Anthony Award for his mystery fiction. He writes stand-alone novels and short-stories as well as series. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, written scripts for television drama series (e.g. New York Undercover and the District) and Movies of the Week for ABC. He is a member
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