This is vintage hollywood pulp fiction. It is noir in the best sense. Definitely movie material. The plot is well integrated, moves quickly, sat on my patio in the dark and read on my IPad until I was done. Went through a Churchill which added ambiance. Patrick put me there and I was a ready associate. It has been a while since I was in probation and parole work, so my lingo is rusty. But Patrick is dead on, speaks the street patois with skill and hence puts you in the midst of the action and emotion. Enjoy!