The first couple of pages contain sensational (as in attention grabbing) descriptions of gratuitous sex and violence. If you are a dedicated fan of crime you will carry on reading.
David Barnett is a PI with a violent past and a keen sense of justice, working in and around Harlem. The book is full of quirky characters, and features jazz, soul, lyrics and extreme violence.
I met Hummingbird Moses near the Navy Yard and waited for Francisco to show. I had stopped not far from where the shooting of the cop had occurred. While I waited I felt that old thing returning. That old unmistakeable feeling. I had known it so often before. The demons of death. Moving inside me like a cat easing its way towards a bird's nest... Thirsty for the taste of blood. Somebody was going to die.