Devil in a blue dress
Part of the The Easy Rawlins series series
I need to find somebody and I might need a little help looking ...
The summer of '48 in the city of Angels and there's heat on the streets when Daphne Monet hits the sidewalk.
Heat when she disappears with a trunkload of somebody else's cash. Easy Rawlins is a war veteran just fired from his job.
Drinking in a friend's bar, he wonders how to meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will locate Miss Monet, a blonde with a reputation.
It's a simple decision, but for one thing. Nobody warned him - better the devil you know ...