Title: Vice City
Series: Vice City 01
Author: S.A. Stovall
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Length: Novel (234 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (June 20, 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: After twenty years as an enforcer for the Vice family mob, Nicholas Pierce shouldn’t bat an eye at seeing a guy get worked over and tossed in the river. But there’s something about the suspected police mole, Miles, that has Pierce second-guessing himself. The kid is just trying to look out for his brother any way he knows how, and the altruistic motive sparks an uncharacteristic act of mercy that involves Pierce taking Miles under his wing.
Miles wants to repay Pierce for saving his life. Pierce shouldn’t see him as anything but a convenient hookup… and he sure as hell shouldn’t get involved in Miles’s doomed quest to get his brother out of a rival street gang. He shouldn’t do a lot of things, but life on the streets isn’t about following the rules. Besides, he’s sick of being abused by the Vice family, especially Mr. Vice and his power-hungry goon of a son, who treats his underlings like playthings.
So Pierce does the absolute last thing he should do if he wants to keep breathing—he leaves the Vice family in the middle of a turf war.
Review: Nicholas is a mob enforcer. He’s seen and done a lot for the Vice family. But, one night he feels something when a young man is getting worked over. He takes him home and patches him up. Miles only wants to save his brother from the Cobra’s. He gets himself into trouble time and again.
This a gritty story about life lessons on the streets and when to simply walk away while you can. The journey is not without it’s dangers to both men. I loved ho the story was told and how you could feel the emotions.
I liked that Miles wanted to save his brother but at the same time realized Miles should have asked him whether he wanted to be saved or not. Miles puts himself in dangerous situations until he finally gets it.