Wednesday 10 May 2017

Book ~ "In Plain Sight" (2010) Mike Knowles

From Goodreads ~ Wilson thought he had acquired freedom from being a gritty, gruesome criminal when a car accident puts him back in the crosshairs. This time dirty cops use him as bait, telling him the only way to stay out of cuffs is to put someone worse in them. 

Knowing that justice isn't blind in the city, Wilson picks a fight with the Russian mob to lure both the corrupt cops and brutal robbers into a trap, scavenging once again for his freedom. 

Wilson lives in Hamilton, ON.  All his life, he'd worked for an Italian mobster, Paolo.  Paolo recently was killed (something Wilson had a hand in).  Leaving the scene of Paolo's killing, Wilson has the misfortune of being hit by a drunk driver and wakes up in the hospital.

The police don't know who he is but Detective Morrison has taken a special interest in him.  Morrison knows Wilson was involved in Paolo's death and is willing to use him to lure in something which will get him promoted.  Wilson has to choose between helping Morrison or going to jail.  So Wilson goes after Igor, with whom he has a history, to lead him to Sergei, the head of the Russian mob in Hamilton.  But Igor is still carrying a grudge against Wilson because of an incident a couple years ago which makes him a very dangerous and crazy opponent.

This is the third (of six) in the Wilson series.  Though it is part of series, it works as a stand alone as there is enough information provided from the other two (Wilson encountered Igor in the first book and this book happens minutes after the second book ended).  As with the first two, I liked the writing style.  It's written in first person perspective from Wilson's point of view.  It was blunt and to the point.  As a head's up, there is swearing and violence.

I look forward to reading more books by this author.

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