At 124 paperback pages, this is the bloody efficient tale of successful London bank robbers Cooper and Doc. One day while grocery shopping, Cooper spots bewitching American Cassie, They have a quick bite followed by a "quickie" and Cooper comes to, realizing Cassie's slipped him a Mickey. She's also stolen some cash and a pistol, leaving only a note of disturbing poetry.
While Cooper and Doc set about finding Cassie, she begins wreaking havoc on their comfortable lives, undermining their friendship, turning one against the other. A fully realized contemporary tragedy told in Bruen's clipped style. No lulls.