It's all about the no-nonsense banter and the *Starred Reviews*!
"Author [James Patrick] Hunt, who just appeared on the crime scene a couple years ago with his Maitland series (Maitland, 2004), is quickly building an impressive catalog of series titles and stand-alones that compares favorably to Elmore Leonard's early urban crime novels. His protagonists are intelligent, self-aware, and capable of swift, harsh action. And no one is better at capturing the flirty-but-keep-your-distance banter between the sexes. Tracy and Hepburn got nothin' on this guy. Plan ahead and clear a shelf for James Patrick Hunt. He's the real deal." - Booklist