Tim Wallace is a successful businessman who for some unknown reason gets framed for a couple of murders and other staggering crimes as well.
Trying to find out that reason turns Tim into a man on the run. It also forces him into heroics that are not in his nature. It also connects him with a remarkable woman.
The plot teams with bad guys – corrupt politicians, various officials on the take, a sadistic hitman, and low-level crooks serving big-time baddies. Not to mention law enforcement types of all sorts.
There is a high body count, and lots of action. Poor Tim has a very bad time of it, but the author is kind enough to tell us in the Prologue that Tim will survive all his traumas to tell the tale. Even with this knowledge, I still experienced all the tension of the high-tension scenes.
So this is a skillfully wrought thriller. And yes (if you've read other David Rosenfelt books) it also reflects his love of dogs, I loved the author's Andy Carpenter series, and this book has a lot of the same feeling – but with not as much wacky humor.