From the Publisher:
November 1963: Easy's settled into a steady gig as a school custodian. It's a quiet, simple existence -- but a few moments of ecstasy with a sexy teacher will change all that. When the lady vanishes, Easy's stuck with a couple of corpses, the cops on his back, and a little yellow dog who's nobody's best friend. With his not-so-simple past snapping at his heels, and with enemies old and new looking to get even, Easy must kiss his careful little life good-bye -- and step closer to the edge...
Walter Mosley: A Little Yellow Dog. Featuring An Original Easy Rawlins Short Story "Gray-Eyed Death". Washington Square Press, ISBN 0743451805 (November, 2002), 336 p., $14.00