A dangerous mobster’s nephews are missing and the only suspects are his lieutenants. Wilson is pulled back to once again work under the radar — to quietly find out who is responsible, so it can be settled with screams. Wilson is back to being what he was. He’s a grinder again. All bets are off and before he’s done — everyone will pay....
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Another quick-read, featuring a violent, amoral "hero." Enjoyable and usually fast-paced though most of the first third of the book was spent recapping the events from book 1. Looking forward to reading the next book.
Mob enforcer Wilson thinks he's finally out of the game. After a bloody showdown between the Italian and Russian mafias he burned all of his bridges, moving to a remote fishing village to work on a tuna boat. But the past has a way of catching up with you, and when a low level gangster finds him he knows there's going to be trouble. After dispatching with the messenger he gets the perfunctory "offer he can't refuse" from the boss of the Italian mob: find the mobster's two missing nephews or Wilson's friend and his wife will suffer the consequences. But the time on the fishing boat has left Wilson soft, and soon he is rolled by a couple of punks and brought to the office of his nemesis. Realizing that his new life is over and the only way to survive was to return to return to his hard man past, he sets out on a scorched earth policy to find answers. This was another good entry in the Wilson series, Knowles grim and taut mafia noir is torrid in execution and well worth reading by fans of crime fiction.
A good, gritty little story about a former criminal dragged back into the life he tried hard to put behind him. Hard-nosed characters and tough predicaments make some of the story enjoyable. The writing has promise, but suffers greatly from a lack of good editing, though I don't fault the author for that.
This is the second in this series by Hamilton author MIke Knowles. I love his references to local streets and points of interest. Wilson is again involved in the local crime scene despite his best efforts to abandon it.
Two years ago, Wilson was working for Paolo, a mobster in Hamilton, ON. He was a grinder ... he did what he had to do to get information out of people. Some stuff went down and Wilson took off to start a new quieter life in Prince Edward Island. He ended up getting a job on a fishing boat and kept his head down. Two years later, two of Paolo's nephews have been kidnapped and he suspects it was done by someone within the "family". Paolo sends for Wilson (not giving Wilson much choice) to find out who kidnapped his nephews.This is the second (of six) in the Wilson series ... the first one apparently covers what happened two years ago that made Wilson run. This is the first book I've read by this author and I liked the story. It's the first time I've read a book set in Hamilton (I spent three days there a couple weeks ago). It works as a stand alone ... though I haven't read the first one, there was enough information provided to get the gist of what had happened in it. I'd like to read the first one to get caught up and then move onto the rest.I liked the writing style. It was blunt and to the point. As a head's up, there is swearing and violence. Despite his occupation and the characters he encounters, I found Wilson likable.Blog review post: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2017/04...