Michael Kelly is a Chicago cop turned PI who is hired by his former partner to look into an old rape case. He enlists the help of various contacts - journalists, cops and old friends - but when people connected to the case start dying, Kelly realises things are more tricky than they seem.
I've had this on my TBR for a while now and am kicking myself for not picking it up sooner. I'm a big lover of crime thrillers, but haven't ever really read many noir - but I think I'm a fan! I t was refereshing to read a book not set in LA or NYC as most of my thrillers seem to be - my knowledge of Chicago is based on watching E.R and flying over Lake Michigan last month. I loved the gritty descriptions of the city and it really helped set the scene and give the book atmosphere.
I really warmed to Kelly as a character. There is no apology for the way he works or behaves. He's a man with a past, deeply flawed and seemingly unemotional but he's on the right side of the law (sometimes just barely!) and I'm intrigued to see where the series goes.
Plus - I love the cover on the edition I have!