The set-up to this novel in the opening chapters is terrific, delicately setting out question after question to which readers will crave an answer, indicating inside knowledge (in this case of drugs gangs) without burying readers in a landslide of factual details, and vividly conveying the impression of complex relationships among equally complex characters. And what follows doesn’t disappoint. Deft writing and sure-footed prose completes the bundle of writerly qualities that makes this book a winner.
Next step - find another publisher (hopefully one that doesn't go bust this time!).