This is a gritty tale of a corrupt cop in corrupt times. The guy has nothing going for him. I don’t like him. Each move he makes reveals a more squalid side to his character. I read on with a morbid fascination. Until, at some point, everybody around him has become more sleazy and by comparison he doesn’t seem so bad. I soon shook that off though: Deputy Lafitte is bad. The terrorists he encounters happen to be worse.This is a cracking good read. Noir through and through. After reading this I bought 4 more A N Smith eBooks. For the price they are charging it’s hard to see what else you could be spending your money on. Buy it and try not to feel too dirty while you read it. And don’t be too hard on yourself if you end up liking Lafitte.