Ray Banks delivers a delectable noir downsized for a single reading. As always, the characters are the driving force with their escapades delivering much of the story’s enjoyment. I’m yet to walk away from a novel/novella written by Banks unsatisfied and
is no different. CALIFORNIA
The sharp dialogue and confronting circumstances combine for a realistic and moody tale which still teeters on the line of dark humour. Amidst a brawl Banks manages to convey a sense of jocularity, be it a throw away comment, humorous thought, or outlandish action resulting in a distributing yet smirk inducing visualisation of events. All good stuff and true to form for a typical Ray Banks outing.
If you’re familiar with previous novels by this author, then you’ll know what to expect – a damn good slice of entertainment. I highly recommend it.