The Dust Will Answer
Paperback, 232 Pages
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1978: The wave of gentrification has yet to break over downtown Los Angeles, and vast swathes of the warehouse district lie nearly abandoned next to the city's concrete-clad river. Lenny Strasser, a straight-arrow with a taste for shady places, plunges into that world to discover that sometimes the only distance between two points is a very crooked line. When his friend Dave Larrabee nags him into tracking down a missing girlfriend, Lenny suspects that the girl doesn't want to be found. She had beens his before she was Dave's, and she'd gone gleefully missing from his life one time too many. But this time, she may have fallen, again, into the hands of the charismatic Nighthawk, who could lead her into territories where the danger is real, and Kate's penchant for role-playing no protection from harm. The quest takes them into hobo jungles and punk squats by the LA River--and into an after-midnight darkness of moral ambiguity that changes Lenny's life in ways he'd never dreamed of.
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Jun 8, 2015I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book also takes the slot of Somewhere I’d Like to Visit in the 2015 Reading Challenge. Upon first receiving this title for review, I was nervous because 1) it was set in the past, which isn’t something I have read a lot of. So I wasn’t really sure what to expect. 2) It was in first person point of view. Now, I am not sure if my taste are changing, if I have just gotten used to first person point of view (so many seem to use it these days) or if I have just gotten lucky enough to find authors who actually have talent and have managed to master the first person narrative. This novel starts off interesting and full of adventure and it last until the very last page. The main character is Lenny, a guy who’s friend is now dating his ex-girlfriend (Kate). When his ex-girlfriend goes missing, Dave (the current boyfriend of the ex) approached Lenny and ask for his assistance in retrieving her. I was a little freaked out at the idea of... More > a guy being friends with another guy that his ex-girlfriend was now dating. I worried, only momentarily, that this novel would end up being a bit of a ‘drama’ with the typical cliche love triangle. Richard Risemberg put so much detail in describing the areas that Lenny and Dave embark on that it is super easy to get lost in the story line and very hard to put it down to do anything else. If you ever knew someone who had a drug addiction/problem then this book is more than likely for you. I felt the pain that Kate put both Lenny and Dave through. The emotions that this book made me feel were a mix of anger, fear, happiness, uncertainty, pity and annoyance. I have found a big part of me wishing that there was a sequel to this novel, I would love to see where Lenny is and how he is doing after everything that takes place in The Dust Will Settle. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery or thriller novel. This book keeps the pages turning and it is guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very end! “Adventure comes when life narrows your choices and you have to act” ~Rick Risemberg. 5/5 Stars. <3 Sandra< Less
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- Richard Risemberg (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Crow Tree Publishing
- March 27, 2015
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.89 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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