Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

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Read Down the River Unto the Sea Online Free - From trailblazing novelist Walter Mosley: a former NYPD cop once imprisoned for a crime he did not commit must solve two cases: that of a man wrongly condemned to die, and his own.

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island.

A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of--and why.

Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city's poorest neighborhoods.

Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King's client's, and King's own.

Title : Down the River Unto the Sea
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ISBN : 0316509647
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

February 12, 2018

I am always going to read the latest Walter Mosley book as I have read every single thing he has written. His books have a special place in my heart and even though there is much that feels familiar in this one, I still loved it. It might not quite be there with the Easy Rawlins series, but Mosle...

Reading.Between.Wines rated it ★★★★☆

February 28, 2018

⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 rounded up. First of all, thank you to Little, Brown and Company for sending me a review copy of this book! All opinions are my own. I had a REALLY hard time rating Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley. I knew I was going to give it a 3.5, but figuring out whether to round up or...

Patrice rated it ★★★★☆

January 11, 2018

Since this is not my first roll in the hay with Mr. Walter Mosley's writing I expected exactly what I got. What I got was a gritty, police procedural of an ex-detective, Joe King Oliver, making his way in life as a Private Investigator on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Let's refer to him as King f...

Kirsty 📚📖❤️ rated it ★★★☆☆

March 10, 2018

This is an interesting but ultimately disturbing noir from the Easy Rawlins author. It's quite a complex story and I'm still not sure I've understood the ending. There are two strands of story; one where King is trying to find out enough information to get a an off death row and the other strand...

Andrew rated it ★★★☆☆

March 18, 2018

If you want to understand Joe Oliver, Mosely’s front man in his latest offering, then look no further than his tastes in books and music. He took to reading when he was locked up on Rikers Island, having been framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Throughout this tale he’s ever reaching for a book...

James rated it ★★★☆☆

January 26, 2018

Walter Mosley has long been one of my favorite authors, especially in regards to his mystery novels. The first several Easy Rawlins novels, as well as the Socrates Fortlow and the Fearless Jones series', are among my most beloved books. Unfortunately, his more recent works, while solid, haven't l...

J.R. rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2018

We are defined by our weaknesses. For Joe King Oliver the weakness has always been his sexual drive. It compelled him to disregard "...duties and promises, vows and common sense" and ended his career as an NYPD investigator. Disgraced and haunted by losses, his beloved job and his wife, he scrapes...

Lou rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2018

First person narrative of a man not in blue no more and then orange and then as a pi from Queens in a one man service, King Detective Service. There are simple truths and there are more complex truths and there is freemen in sense of no longer in prison and following his days to exonerate himself...

Cynthia rated it ★★★★☆

January 30, 2018

Though this isn’t the best of Mosley’s books is still darn enjoyable. His writing style is more reminiscent of Chandler in Down the River unto the Sea and though the characters lead live distant from most of us common mortals they’re relatable with an emphasis on the gray area between right and w...

DP rated it ★★★★☆

January 23, 2018

Joe Oliver had once been a respected NYPD homicide detective. He had also been a convicted felon. Framed by his enemies, beaten and broken in prison, he is suddenly and unexpectedly released. None of it makes sense but Joe accepts his fate and moves on, becoming a private investigator. But, a not...

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