Deadlock by Iris Johansen
I enjoyed this one. I did get distracted by the name of the main male protagonist, John Garret, as I am sure there is a similar name and role in a later series of her books but I could put that aside because I simply enjoyed a well rounded plot. I enjoyed the elements of friendship, loyalty and love versus betrayal, grandiose ideas of godhood and greed driven senseless violence.
Definitely keep it and reap it or rather anything written by Johansen as she still impresses me, be it her old or newer books.