Chris Swinney is an actual narcotics agent turned novelist, and his professional intelligence and competence comes through in the details of this novel. It's a very strong novel that is entertaining and kept me focused and engaged the entire time. It great to get an insider's look at the way actual narcotics police view their job and the world. It is an all-consuming lifestyle, not just a job, and that comes through not only in the day to day work that we see throughout the book, but in the way the officers describe themselves and the way they deal with the world. And it's not just strong because of the technical details. It's fun and engaging for anyone who liked movies like Dead Bang or Heat.