After a botched debt collection turned double murder, Eddie splits, desperate to avoid his employer, notorious L.A. crime boss Saul Benedict, and his men (and Eddie’s ex-partners), Floyd and Sawyer, as well as the police. Soon he becomes entangled with the clever and beautiful Dakota, a Native American woman fresh in the City of Angels to find her missing friend—someone Eddie might know something about. Meanwhile in Texas, ex-assassin Rufus, seeking vengeance for his murdered brother, takes up his beloved daggers one final time and begins the long drive to L.A. When the bodies begin to mount, Detective Alison Lockley’s hunt for the killers becomes increasingly urgent. As paths cross, confusion ensues, and no one’s entirely sure who’s after who. But one thing is clear: They’re not all getting out of this alive.
|The book opens with three men going to an apartment for a collection. It should be simple. Turns out not to be that way when the man they were to collect the money from is killed and then Eddie Vegas has to kill a woman that was there also. Eddie is not a killer and does not know why he had his finger on the trigger, was just to scare the man into giving them the money. From there everything only gets worse from boys seeing them bury the bodies to Eddie meeting who he thinks is someone he could love until she finds out a horrible secret about him and the person she is looking for.|
Every character becomes entwined with another one who shows up in town. The detective who is on the case is working on dealing with her son and being single with hopes that her ex will come around for help. She catches the case and is frustrated on the way it is going with no LEDs and one she gets one it seems to be a dead-end or sometimes just dead. You go through the story wondering how it is going to end and you are not disappointed. This book is a journey of good storytelling with excellent characters and a wonderful book all around. A very good read. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com