Rat Island by John Steele, pub. Silvertail Books
You might want to take a shower after reading John Steele’s Rat Island.
So authentically begrimed are the people and places in his New York-based thriller that spending time with and in them can leave a reader feeling soiled: testament to the author’s proficiency in bringing to life the sordid, stinking reality of the world of organised crime.
From a junkies’ “shooting gallery” in Manhattan’s Alphabet City to a Midtown topless bar, and from…