When Last Seen Alive by Gar Anthony Haywood
An encounter at the Million Man March sucks Gunner into an ice-cold missing persons case
Elroy Covington should have run. He had traveled to the Million Man March in Washington, DC, looking forward to a new city and new faces. Then in a Dupont Circle restaurant, a twist of fate brought him face to face with a man from his long-forgotten past. Instead of running, Elroy said hello. He never made it home.
Eight months later, Elroy’s sister shows up in the Los Angeles office of private detective Aaron Gunner, who traded business cards with Elroy at the march and promptly forgot they ever met. Elroy’s last known location was Los Angeles, and his sister thinks he was coming to see the detective. As he tries to warm up Elroy’s frigid trail, Gunner uncovers ties to a black militant group. The time for brotherhood is over, and finding the vanished marcher will mean getting tough.
“A first-rate story, melding sharp social commentary with lively plotting and somersaulting dialogue.” —The Washington Post Book World
“A compelling mystery.” —Los Angeles Times
“A writer who has always belonged in the upper echelon of American crime fiction.” —Booklist
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