This was N-O-I-R.
Nice and dark; filled with interesting characters.
Joe Hope is an enforcer for a loan-shark named Cooper. The phone rings and Joe's world turns upside-down when he hears that his daughter has been found dead, an apparent suicide. To make maters worse, on the heels of this news, he is also framed for a murder.
Joe must find out who did this to him and why and he'll do it on his own terms.
The book is set in modern times, it's not a reprinted pulp from the 50's but a contemporary thriller set in Edinburgh, Scotland.
At the final climax of the story my heat was racing and I had to put the book down for a few minute, make myself a pot of coffee and catch my breath before I could finish the story.
This book was a lot of fun and you can bet I'll be looking for my from this author.