Solid contemporary noir novel. Joseph Hansen delivers an action packed plot with a solid character development. Dave Brandsetter's entourage is still alive and thriving. From is very young widowed mother in law to his young lover, to ex-lovers, Brandsetter's death claim investigations are never set in a vacuum. Which is why Hansen's novels are so good and make you want more. The Brandsetter's universe is a close canon, I'm half way through the corpus. I'm taking my time to go through the whole set. Because there are going to be any more Brandsetter's adventures after I'm done.