I thoroughly enjoyed Brandt Dodson’s Colton Parker series and was very excited to see he had a new book out. This novel launches a new series: this one into the corrupt world of Chicago government and police. Frank Campello’s partner is barely in the grave when he’s assigned his new partner: Andy Polanski — a turncoat on other police and the last person Campello wants to trust. When they’re assigned a murder that leads to the gateways of Chicago power, they find they have to trust each other cause there’s no one else to trust.
The action moves, but never flies in this story. There’s a methodical approach to the crime and the assault on power. One dictated by the enemies they’re taking on. There’s a hint of romance, clash of values, and murders that pile up. And the ending is cliff-hanger as the police hunt for the corrupt among their own. An enjoyable read for those who like gritty crime dramas with plenty of realism.