Detective Ash Levine’s romantic weekend is cut short when his lieutenant calls him to investigate a double homicide. One of the victims is the son of a city councilman notorious at the department for causing problems. With little to go on, Ash plunges into the investigation. The search for the killer will bring him face to face with all sorts of people — bereaved family members, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and even the Russian Mafia.
However, the truth comes at a price and it isn’t long before Ash finds himself in the crosshairs. Suspended from the police department and possibly facing criminal charges, Ash is determined to find the killer. He hopes to not only give the victims and their family justice, but also clear his own name.
Miles Corwin’s Midnight Alley is a fast-paced thriller from beginning to end. Detective Levine is an interesting character that pulls the reader in as he juggles work, an estranged wife, and his Jewish family. As a former IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) paratrooper, he has a way of looking at things and tackling situations differently from those around him. His methods are sometimes questionable, but he believes in getting the task done.
Although this is not the first Ash Levine novel, it could easily pass as a standalone book. I enjoyed the vivid imagery Corwin created. I felt like I could smell and see everything as clearly as if I were there myself. I could feel the handcuffs pinching my wrists or my heartbeat accelerating as the action unfolded. Midnight Alley is a fast and intriguing read that will keep you hooked for hours. Readers should be aware that there is some crude language. This is a story that mystery fans will want to check out.
Copy received via NetGalley from the publisher
**Originally posted on Fiction Addict.