By Walter Mosley
1961: for many black americans, those have been occasions of desire. For former P.I. effortless Rawlins, Los Angeles's suggest streets have been by no means meaner...or extra lethal. typically, effortless could have thrown the 2 money owed within the sleazy shamus' face -- the white guy who sought after him to discover the infamous Black Betty, an ebony siren whose expertise for all issues wealthy and male took her from Houston's 5th Ward to Beverly Hills. there has been an excessive amount of effortless wasn't being instructed, yet he couldn't face up to the chance of seeing Betty back, whether it killed him....
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one of many fiercest and so much feared warriors of the Knights Templar, Arn de Gotha can ultimately go back domestic to his liked Sweden, now that Jerusalem has been misplaced to Saladin. yet in the course of his 20 years of exile, Arn's place of origin has been torn aside through warring clans—and the courageous nobleman soldier is set to reunite it and identify lasting peace.
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The evidence that had disturbed him wasn't explained away. But since he'd told about it he was able to be skeptical. Which was consoling. Very, very thin and straight, a white pencil-line of vapor moved across the sky. It was the contrail of a )et, flying so high that even its roaring did not reach the ground. It was probably a member of that precautionary patrol which most of the larger cities of the earth maintained overhead night and day. There was no particular diplomatic crisis in the world at the moment-there were only two small brushfire wars smouldering in the Far East and one United Nations force sitting on a trouble-spot nearer, with the usual turbulences in Africa and South America.
No purchaser had appeared. Perhaps no new houses had been built. Pepe said; "Dios mio! " "Nothing," said Pepe, "would give me greater pleasure than to find proof of exactly that statement! " He advanced to the door of the cottage. He knocked. There was a rustling inside. He knocked again. Dead silence. He knocked a third time. There were footsteps. They seemed reluctant. The door opened a crack. An eye peered out. That was all. Then a voice said irritably, within: "Bien! " Pepe turned astonished eyes to Harrison.
The last time had been in Uxbridge, Pennsylvania, when Pepe was being hauled out of the Roland River by an also-dripping policeman who was going to arrest him within minutes, but was forced to accept Pepe's warmly grateful handshake beforehand. Now he was walking down the Rue Flamel on an autumn afternoon. It was not a probable occurrence, but it was the kind of thing that happens. He greeted Harrison with a glad outcry. "For the love of heaven! What are you doing here? Where've you been? What gives?