They should have known better than to look for him. Wilson had been gone for two years until his old boss forced him to come home to be a grinder again. Wilson did the job he was blackmailed into doing and settled things, his way, with everyone. He was free - for two minutes. A random car accident destroys everything and puts Wilson into the crosshairs again, but this time the gun is in the hands of a cop. Justice isn't blind in the city; it's as bent as the tip of a bullet. In Plain Sight is the third book featuring reluctant mob-enforcer Wilson, following Darwin's Nightmare (2008) and Grinder (2009).
"There's nothing prissy, genteel, or insincere in Mike Knowles' work -- prose so spare it flirts with cruelty, that cuts scalpel-clean and just as precise, and crackles with the kind of talent and energy that not only makes it difficult to put down, but that sends you frantically looking for his next book. Hard-boiled, hard-edged, hard-core, but never once crossing into parody or pastiche. There is power here, and Knowles knows how to use it." --Greg Rucka, author, the Atticus Kodiak crime fiction series
"Gunfights and well-choreographed scenes of carnage abound . . . This is pure, visceral action." "--Publishers Weekly"
"Think Canadian crime fiction is soft? Mike Knowles proves otherwise, in this tense, terse, bloody-knuckled thriller. Knowles doesn't do nice--and his antihero, Wilson, makes Mike Hammer look like a well-adjusted pacifist. A kick in the nuts with steel-toed boots." --Sean Chercover, author, "Trigger City" and "Big City, Bad Blood"
"Knowles's prose is appropriately terse and utilitarian, enhancing the grinder's menace. Wilson is a bad guy you can root for, because the other bad guys - not to mention the cops - are so much worse . . . Wilson's raw brutality draws readers in, and the book's frenetic pace is enough to keep them hooked until the bloody climax." --"Quill & Quire"
"[Knowles] is a good atmospheric writer and he has the lingo down." --"Globe and Mail"
""In Plain Sight" comes at you like a tsunami--hard, relentless, fast. Knowles is exploring invigorating new pathways in Canadian thriller-noir writing." --"Hamilton Spectator"