Book Reviews of Violent Spring (Ivan Monk, Bk 1)

Violent Spring (Ivan Monk, Bk 1)
Violent Spring - Ivan Monk, Bk 1
Author: Gary Phillips
ISBN-13: 9781883303136
ISBN-10: 1883303133
Publication Date: 1/1994
Pages: 275
Edition: 1st West C

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Publisher: West Coast Crime
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Violent Spring (Ivan Monk, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
In one of the hottest debut mysteries in years, African-American private investigator Ivan Monk must investigate the murder of a Korean shopkeeper in riot-torn, racially-charged Los Angeles.
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Set in LA this is the first in a series of detective novels featuring Ivan Monk.
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This rough, strong, very political mystery marks the debut of a new kind of Los Angeles private detective--an Easy Rawlins for the '90s and beyond. Ivan Monk is hired by a group of Korean merchants to find out who killed one of their members for the specific reason that Monk is an African American, and the Koreans see him as a public relations asset. Monk sees himself more as a street cleaner or avenging angel, and on his journey of discovery he finds villains of every race and shade. Violent Spring catches the racial and social tensions of Los Angeles in a completely original way.