A Red Death (Compact Disc)
It's 1953, a time when Red-baiting was official policy, and racial tensions boiled. Easy Rawlins is in deep trouble. A corrupt, racist IRS agent is breathing down his neck about some unpaid taxes. His only out: cut a deal with the FBI to infiltrate the First African Baptist Church and spy on a former World War II resistance fighter suspected of stealing some top secret government plans.
But the IRS isn't Easy's only problem. His life becomes even more complicated and dangerous when his old flame EttaMae Harris shows up with her murderous husband, Easy's best friend, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander, hard on her heels. And then killings begin, and Easy finds himself playing the role of betrayed and betrayer - and the prime suspect.
About the Author
Walter Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, and the novels "Blue Light, RL's Dream, Futureland" and "Fearless Jones," as well as two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow - "Walkin' the Dog" and "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned" for which he received the Anisfield-Wold award. He was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.
Stanley Bennett Clay has received three NAACP Theatre Awards for writing, directing, and co-producing the critically acclaimed play "Ritual," as well as a Pan African Film Festival Jury Award for the film adaptation. Clay has also narrated three titles written by Walter Mosley and published by Macmillan Audio - "Black Betty, A Red Death, and White Butterfly."
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