This second Lincoln Perry novel is another solid read by Michael Koryta.
Perry tries to clear the name of his childhood friend who’s accused of arson and murder.
As private eyes often do Perry clashes with cops, feds and gangsters in his quest for justice.
The flashbacks to Perry’s youth and the theme of friendships and loyalty give the straightforward detective plot just that little bit extra to elevate the book above the rest. At times I was reminded of Dennis Lehane’s work.
If you like modern PI-fiction you’ll enjoy this one.