Even better than The Killing Kind. Tighter and more focused in that the story spans the whole volume rather than being two stories and spends most of the time in basically one location with one set of characters. Louis and Angel really come into their own in this one in full comedic foils to Charlie Parker’s straight man. Dark, funny, compelling, heart-breaking, well written, beautiful and savage---sometimes at the same time. I can’t say enough about this writer and the promise that this series holds. Loved every page.
I probably won’t wait very long before reading the third installment---which I purchased on my kindle right as I was down to the last 10% of the book. I can’t imagine not having the next one already lined up.