IN 1992, LOS ANGELES BURNED Later as embers cooled, the body of a murdered Korean liquor store owner is unearthed during a ground-breaking ceremony at the infamous intersection of Florence and Normandie. Against a backdrop of increasing racial tensions, black private eye Ivan Monk searches for the killer. Then another body turns up. And while the FBI and the Rolling Daltons-the largest gang in the city-dog his trail, Monk questions whether there's more than simple murder happening. Questions that take him from the ghetto to the wealthy confines of the city's powerbrokers. Monk is propelled toward a conclusion that may foment another VIOLENT SPRING in the tarnished City of Angels.
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Review: Violent Spring (Ivan Monk #1)User Review - Sandi - Goodreads
Decent debut set a couple of years after Rodney King in LA but too many characters and a bad guy that was too obvious made this a bit of a slow read. Read full review
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