If it’s a frame, it’s a good one. Justice is a strange animal—sometimes it comes late, sometimes it never comes at all, and sometimes it comes for the wrong crime. Spencer is offered the highest profile case of his career, but is conflicted about helping the person making the offer. And he can’t help but wonder if, this time, justice has caught up… but for the wrong crime. And maybe that’s okay. Two murders leave Spencer trying to put together the pieces of the puzzle and remembering a time when Chicago streets were ruled by Al Capone and Bugs Moran, and tommy guns left Chicago streets bathed in blood.
Reviews for Cold Justice
The book is a great read for several reasons. Polad does a remarkable job of creating the setting for the reader. Fans of Chicago will find much here to enjoy. It may be a description of a gritty warehouse district, Lake Shore Drive, or deep dish pizza. Polad brings Chicago culture to life for his readers, including earthy characters in Chicago’s organized crime community and police department. The book hinges on a murder accusation against a crime boss, who may or may not have committed the crime. The thought of being hired to help clear a crime boss bothers Manning, but the thought of someone getting away with murder bothers him more. There is no need to have read the previous Spencer Manning books. This one stands very well by itself, although it will tempt readers to try out the four earlier books. A great read.