The story unfolds in a dying shopping mall in the last few days before Christmas. The plot involves extortion, Russian mobsters, theft, betrayal, murder, and a couple of intriguing fake Santas. Junior Bender is one of the best series characters in today’s crime fiction, and as always with a Tim Hallinan novel, the writing is terrific.
Buy it. Read it. Better yet, give copies to all of your friends who can read.
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