The book offers...ridiculous plot, characters with absolutely no character, laughable scenarios, and a variety of factual contradictions.
The author states that he is grateful to a number of experts, but none of them are connected to policing and investigation, which is one of the main tenets to the story - and boy does it show. Fiction is all well and good, but it still has to be believable, and some of the situations involving police and civilians are frankly ridiculous.
Although the story is set in the 21st century, the writing style is straight out of the 1920s - I kid you not, the expression 'Hell's teeth' was used! And whoever heard of a contemporary story which involves blackmail, extortion, drugs, firearms, murder and gangsters with no bad language! I'm not expecting Martin Scorcese, just a bit of grit please!
He also thanks his editor for her proof-reading, which surprised me, as the number of typos was impressive.
I am utterly astounded that this book got so many stars. Still, we can't all enjoy the same things can we?