Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley audiobook

Down the River unto the Sea

By Walter Mosley
Read by Dion Graham

Mulholland Books, Hachette Book Group 9780316509640
7.74 Hours Unabridged
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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 confinement 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Best Crime Novel of 2018

Winner of the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel

A New York Times audio bestseller

An Audible.com bestseller

A Strand Magazine Pick of the Top Ten Books of 2018

A New York Times Book Review Pick of Best Titles New to Paperback

A 2018 Booklist Pick of the Year's Best Crime Novels

A BookPage Top Pick of Best Character-Driven Cop Stories

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 confinement 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A heady stew of racial politics and seedy characters that Mosley’s fans are sure to eat up.” AARP magazine
“Great stuff…The vibrant characters and pulsating dialogue are primo Mosley.” New York Times Book Review
“Mosley is back with a whole new character to love…As gorgeous a novel as anything he’s ever written.” Washington Post
“A wild ride that delivers hard-boiled satisfaction while toying with our prejudices and preconceptions.” Los Angeles Times
“Graham steps in to create the variety of local accents needed to bring the characters to auditory life…[with] thoroughly credible and evenly maintained accents and pacing.” Booklist (audio review)
“Think rich, dark, smooth red wine—each sip revealing different tones. That is Dion Graham’s voice performing Mosley’s PI, Joe King Oliver. His voice projects the violence, fear, and frustration that Oliver, an honest cop, experienced ten years ago…Graham is skilled at delivering female voices [and] the dialogue between people of different races, levels of education, and types of work flows flawlessly, making for highly engaging listening. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
A well-constructed crime novel…Mosley makes it all look simple, creating in Joe King Oliver another fascinatingly flawed detective brimming with potential.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Gritty…The plot soars…Few mystery writers can examine issues of race—how it divides and binds people—as clearly and unflinchingly as Walter Mosley.” Associated Press
“Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women.” Booklist (starred review)
“The novel’s dedication—to Malcolm, Medgar, and Martin—underlines the difference that one man can make in the fight for justice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women.” Booklist (starred review)
“Taut, brutal, and filled with author Walter Mosley’s trademark mix of imperfect winners and losers, Down the River unto the Sea introduces a new hero: the complicated and endearing New York detective Joe King Oliver.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Walter Mosley

Author Bio: Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the New York Times author of more than fifty novels in several series, most notably fourteen Easy Rawlins mysteries, several of which have been made into major motion pictures. Named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN/USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Goddard College, he holds an MFA from CCNY.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English