August Snow is an ex-police detective who was fired from the Detroit police department. He was a whistleblower in a scandal that involved a corrupt police department and the mayor. August settled for $12 million dollars and left town for a year. When he returns to Detroit, he settles in his old neighborhood, Mexicantown. (August is half African-American, half Mexican). There he is contacted by a wealthy woman, Eleanor Page, who wants him to investigate her investment bank for suspicious activity. August refuses. What follows is murder, lots of dead bodies and assassins. This is a fast paced debut crime novel with well written characters and unexpected plot twists. Hopefully, this will be a new series.