Lee Thompson is a master at what I call "empathic noir". He knows his characters....the good, the bad, and the broken souls that populate his stories....and he shares that connection with his readers like no other author in my memory.
And his grasp of the trappings of noir itself is equally good. He knows the terrain, and his voice is strong as he guides you through the dark labyrinth of his tales, no matter how twisted, without a misstep.
This particular offering is another fine example of his talents, a dark gem that misses being flawless simply for the lack of a larger canvas to give it the room it needed.
Expected publication: February 2016 by DarkFuse
This was an eARC from Netgalley