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In Plain Sight (Wilson Mystery #3)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  23 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Justice isn't blind in the city; it's as bent as the tip of a bullet. Dirty cops are using Wilson as bait and the only way for him to stay out of cuffs is to help put someone worse in them. Wilson picks a fight with the Russian mob and lures both cops and robbers into his own trap. Everyone is crooked in the city, but not everyone is a survivor.
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by ECW Press (first published July 1st 2010)
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Teena in Toronto
Wilson lives in Hamilton, ON. All his life, he'd worked for an Italian mobster, Paolo. Paolo recently was killed (something Wilson had a hand in). Leaving the scene of Paolo's killing, Wilson has the misfortune of being hit by a drunk driver and wakes up in the hospital.

The police don't know who he is but Detective Morrison has taken a special interest in him. Morrison knows Wilson was involved in Paolo's death and is willing to use him to lure in something which will get him promoted. Wilson ha
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Tim Niland
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-reads
Anti-hero Wilson has just escaped with his life after setting in motion a brutal mob slaughter. He wakes up in the hospital handcuffed to the bed wondering how he had gotten there. The cops don't know who he is or what he's done, but they know he's important, important enough for a bent cop to make a deal with. He'll help Wilson "escape" if Wilson can in turn deliver a big mob figure to the cop to haul in. So Wilson is out, trapped between the brutal Russian mafia and the corrupt cop who is read ...more
Jim A
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The story opens immediately after the end of Grinder with Wilson in the hospital, having been hit by a car. The story takes off from there. Wilson is threatened by a police officer unless he provides leads that will further the detective's career. Enter Igor, a character from an earlier novel. The story winds around from there with Wilson trying to use Igor to lead him to Sergei, the head Russian crime boss in Hamilton. All in all a very entertaining book.

Knowles style of writing is easy to ada
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Ken
Oct 22, 2011 rated it liked it
An engaging, and electrifying read, yet it exemplifies all that is great, and not so great, in the Crime Noir genre.

The action begins immediately, without any pretense of background. The protagonist is never named, however, later in the story, he offers the name, 'James Moriarty' (Sherlock Holmes's arch nemesis).

The plot is almost too difficult to figure out, and the bad guys use the good guys, and allegiances change at will.

The only noteworthy element is that the action turns on a rather alarmi
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Michael
Apr 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-fiction
I enjoy a good crime fiction novel. Mike Knowles has written an excellent gritty crime novel. A criminal that goes by the name "Jame Moriarty" is in bind. He's being cashed by the police and the Russian mob. He doesn't have many options but to play ball to escape the police and mob.

If gritty Canada is something you want to know more about this book has it. Learn about the dirty side of Canada as one criminal has to hide in plain sight to escape being arrested by Maori cop and a Russian mob Lt. s
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Apr 29, 2011 marked it as to-read
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