Rule of thumb: don’t mess with a mobster’s kid. One frantic morning, three stressed-out drivers are involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident. The dead bicyclist, an American graduate student studying in Brighton, is the son of an American Mafia family. Not content to let Det. Roy Grace and his colleagues find the sole driver who fled the accident scene, the boy’s vengeful parents hire the very best hit man to kill all three drivers in a “creative” manner. He is quite thorough and cruel, and Grace needs to stop this guy before more innocent folks die.

VERDICT – This seventh entry in James’s Roy Grace series (after Dead Like You) can be read as a stand-alone. Dollars to doughnuts your readers will come back begging for more after this exciting one. For fans of Lee Child and Jeffery Deaver—and perhaps Nelson DeMille.