From an Irish writer of hard-boiled and noir crime fiction comes another brand-new tale featuring profane antihero and disgraced former policeman Jack Taylor.
Ken Bruen is one of the most prominent Irish crime writers of the last two decades. Born in Galway, he spent twenty-five years travelling the world before he began writing in the mid 1990s.
'Bruen's spare prose perfectly suits this bleakly mesmerizing tale'
'Bruen has a surreal mind and an unusual writing style of short, sharp, often one-word sentences. It shouldn't work, but it does, delightfully' The Times Books of the Year.
'Ken Bruen is a total one-off ... In a hard-boiled piece of noir, Ken's unique style probably shouldn't work, yet it does, leavened with Irish whimsy and bits of homespun philosophy ... Wonderful stuff, shoe-horning new vitality into an established sub-genre' Shots Magazine.
'This always sparky book is an excellent read' Galway Advertiser.
'Bruen's visceral writing and anger brings a fierce, almost surreal intensity to this mad story of a heretical book that turns up in Galway' Metro.
'Bruen's trademark machine-gun prose often sends word flying across the page, but it's in keeping with the poetic meditations that occupy Taylor when he's not actively fighting for his life' Connaught Telegraph.
'An easy page-turning read where Bruen asks little of his reader and throws plenty of bones in terms of one-liners, lightly sketched characters and, far and away his strongest suit, dialogue' Irish Examiner.