A dark and absorbing read from Miami native Segura, this fifth novel in an acclaimed series appears to be the finale. But fans will root for Pete’s return, not yet ready to part with the engaging sleuth or the compellingly evoked setting.
While some passages rehash events from previous books, Segura’s fifth in his series (Blackout; Dangerous Ends) is a page-turner that delivers. Thrills, spills, and chills ratchet ever-upward to a satisfying finale.
Segura neatly pulls all the plot threads together ... An old-fashioned knight errant, Pete slogs and slugs his way forward until the last bullets have been sprayed. Fans of pulp detective fiction of an earlier era will appreciate this one.
Although we’re told many times how he feels, he rarely makes the leap into the kind of character we care enough about to follow ... There are several plot twists, but even the surprises don't elevate this outing beyond the pedestrian.