Gun Monkeys - Victor Gischler Here's the first sentence of the book: ""I turned the Chrysler onto the Florida Turnpike with Rollo Kramer's headless body in the trunk, and all the time I'm thinking I should've put some plastic down." That does get your attention.

Picture, if you will, Carl Hiaasen, Robert Parker, Raymond Chandler, and Jim Thompson all rolled into one and you have a fair approximation of Victor Gishler's Gun Monkeys. Caught in the middle of a war for control of Orlando's lucrative crime trade, Charlie Swift, enforcer for an aging mobster who is being forced out by Beggar Johnson is no longer quite sure of whom to trust. He comes into possession of a set of ledgers that document how money has been laundered through the system and now the FBI is after him too.

Violence, sex, total amorality, yet we still root for Charlie. And he's very, very loyal.

I immediately bought and downloaded Gishler's other books to my nook.