This book is a real tip-of-the-hat to Elmore Leonard. It's crime, for sure, but in that funny-how-things-happen sort of way. These types of stories feel more real than most crime fiction because the plot can be sent off in an unexpected direction simply because a character turned left instead of right. Which is how most crimes get solved in the world; someone makes a tiny mistake and the whole master plan comes crashing down.
This story revolves around Matthew Worth who's been busted to night patrol at a supermarket where we find him bagging groceries, just to help out. He meets Gwen, a check out girl and one night she comes to him with a problem. From the blurb on the back of the book the story is described like this; "Worth discovers just how far he's willing to go to protect and to serve. The next thing he knows, he's driving a stolen car with a corpse in the trunk, a pistol in the glove box, and no way to turn back."
This is definitely a ride and I liked it a lot.