Already Gone by John Rector
This is a crime thriller. On page two our protagonist gets his finger cut off with bolt cutters. If you can't handle that, don't read this book.
This isn't a crime thriller from the perspective of the police or even the criminal. This is told from the voice of the guy who now only has 9 fingers. He can't figure out what's going on and who he needs to be looking over his shoulder for. He's a newly appointed University professor but he didn't start out all normal and straight laced and therein lies his dilemna.
This was a pretty good book and the first big twist I saw coming probably just because all other avenues had been exhausted and I've read tons of these types of books. The ending annoyed me big time though. If you like crime drama, check it out and then let me know if you liked the ending or if you agree that it should have ended differently. I mean, that one guy shouldn't have died, you know???