The third rail
THE THIRD RAIL Michael Harvey (Bloomsbury £11.99)
A woman is shot as she waits for a train to work. An hour later, a second woman is gunned down on a train, and two hours after that a Catholic Church comes under chemical attack. Chicago is under siege, and the killers are taunting Michael Kelly, a cynical cop turned private investigator.
The city's flamboyant mayor tasks Kelly with cleaning up this potential PR disaster ASAP and the cardinal needs his help, too, but the more he investigates the deadlier the stakes become and the more at risk he puts his girlfriend Rachel.
This is the third Michael Kelly edge-of-the-seat Chicago adventure and it delivers violent action in spades against an authentic windy city background.