When the Thrill Is Gone-logo

When the Thrill Is Gone

Walter Mosley

Leonid McGill is back, in the third-and most enthralling and ambitious-installment in Walter Mosley's latest New York Times- bestselling series. The economy has hit the private-investigator business hard, even for the detective designated as "a more than worthy successor to Philip Marlowe" (The Boston Globe) and "the perfect heir to Easy Rawlins" (Toronto Globe and Mail). Lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, his life grows ever more complicated: his favorite stepson, Twill, drops out of school for mysteriously lucrative pursuits; his best friend, Gordo, is diagnosed with cancer and is living on Leonid's couch; his wife takes a new lover, infuriating the old one and endangering the McGill family; and Leonid's girlfriend, Aura, is back but intent on some serious conversations... So how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that-if his family's misadventures don't kill him first-sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

Leonid McGill is back, in the third-and most enthralling and ambitious-installment in Walter Mosley's latest New York Times- bestselling series. The economy has hit the private-investigator business hard, even for the detective designated as "a more than worthy successor to Philip Marlowe" (The Boston Globe) and "the perfect heir to Easy Rawlins" (Toronto Globe and Mail). Lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, his life grows ever more complicated: his favorite stepson, Twill, drops out of school for mysteriously lucrative pursuits; his best friend, Gordo, is diagnosed with cancer and is living on Leonid's couch; his wife takes a new lover, infuriating the old one and endangering the McGill family; and Leonid's girlfriend, Aura, is back but intent on some serious conversations... So how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that-if his family's misadventures don't kill him first-sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.
More Information

Description:

Leonid McGill is back, in the third-and most enthralling and ambitious-installment in Walter Mosley's latest New York Times- bestselling series. The economy has hit the private-investigator business hard, even for the detective designated as "a more than worthy successor to Philip Marlowe" (The Boston Globe) and "the perfect heir to Easy Rawlins" (Toronto Globe and Mail). Lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, his life grows ever more complicated: his favorite stepson, Twill, drops out of school for mysteriously lucrative pursuits; his best friend, Gordo, is diagnosed with cancer and is living on Leonid's couch; his wife takes a new lover, infuriating the old one and endangering the McGill family; and Leonid's girlfriend, Aura, is back but intent on some serious conversations... So how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that-if his family's misadventures don't kill him first-sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mirron Willis

Length:

8h 18m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:31