This is the fourth book in the "Elvis Cole" series by this author that I've read and they just keep getting better. The story is a complex one involving the murder of a former girlfriend of Cole's partner Joe Pike, it leads to a series of five other murders and the framing of Pike. The plot is complicated involving police coverups and old grudges, yet we learn more about Pike and Cole's past. The fleshing out of these two let's you understand why they do what they do and how they got to their present places in life. I loved this book and am looking forward to more.