A month or so ago I saw a list for the 2021 Anthony Awards nominees. I was in the mood to read something other than my usual mystery series so I started looking them up and this one sounded interesting. It is excellent. Beautifully written, you can't help but sympathize with Beauregard and hope he makes it, although you can't see how that could happen. The other characters are done with equal skill. Great action scenes and great sense of place. There's a lot of familiarity to it (the criminal trying to go straight but needs one last job etc) but it's all done so well. I read it straight through.