The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Nick's the kind of guy you want as a friend: loyal. So loyal he won't give anything to the police because it might implicate one of his oldest friends, a decision that leads to five years in prison (it's supposed to be 25 years). And it's that loyalty that brings him to the attention of Darius Cole, who still runs Chicago even though he, too, is in prison. Somehow, Cole pulls enough strings to get Nick released... I don't think I need to go any further because this hews relatively closely to the genre formula. As always, genre forumlae are not necessarily a bad thing and this one is written well-enough for those who like hard-boiled suspense to enjoy.
ARC provided by publisher.