At a dive bar in San Francisco’s edgy Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape from her desperate lifestyle. When she is approached by a Russian businessman, she thinks she might have found her exit. A week later—drugged, disoriented and wanted for robbery—Emily finds herself on the run for her life.
When cop Leo Elias—broke, alcoholic and desperate—hears about an unsolved bank robbery, the stolen money proves too strong a temptation. Elias takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find Emily and the money before anyone else does.
As the first book by Patrick Hoffman I was intrigued. I love a good mystery-suspense book. The White Van hit the spot perfectly. I kept reading, reading it in less than 24 hours, not wanting to put it down. I wanted to know if the Russians got caught, if the Emily gets away with robbery, and how Elias ends up.
I would have like to know more about Elias’ relationship with his wife and if they manage to work out whatever problems they have. I found many of the characters hard to relate to and hard to sympathize with, yet I wanted them all to end up happy and ALIVE. The ending left me wanting more answers, especially about Elias.
I will give this book at 4 star rating and recommend it to anyone looking for a good and quick mystery book.