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Purgatory by Ken Bruen
  

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A Jack Taylor adventure. Jack is an interesting character, an ex-Gardai (an Irish policeman) now private detective disillusioned with so much of his life. The series is character-driven and paints a vivid picture of modern Ireland if perhaps a little on the dark side. This concerns a billionaire intent on buying up Galway and a vigilante enjoying a bloody spate. There are lots of unanswered questions open for the next book.

If you like Ken Bruen you might also like to read books by George Pelecanos, Simon Kernick and David Peace.

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Synopsis

Purgatory by Ken Bruen

Someone is scraping the scum off the streets of Galway, and they want Jack Taylor to get involved. A drug pusher, a rapist, a loan shark, all targeted in what look like vigilante attacks. And the killer is writing to Jack, signing their name: C-33. Jack has had enough. He doesn't need the money, and doesn't want to get involved. But when his friend Stewart gets drawn in, it seems he isn't been given a choice. In the meantime, Jack is being courted by Reardon, a charismatic billionaire intent on buying up much of Galway, and begins a tentative relationship with Reardon's PR director, Kelly. Caught between heaven and hell, there's only one path for Jack Taylor to take: Purgatory.


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Reviews

Noir doesn't get much blacker - Irish Independent

Breath-taking ... Jack Taylor is a mix of penitent and avenging angel - Crime Review blog

About the Author

Ken Bruen was born in Galway. He spent 25 years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, South East Asia and South America, and holds a doctorate in metaphysics.

His earlier Jack Taylor novels are published by Brandon Press in Ireland and have won numerous awards including the Shamus and the Macavity Awards.

He now lives in Galway city with his wife and daughter.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Ken Bruen...

2010 is going be Bruen’s year, with three major movies based on his books being released, including the star-studded LONDON BOULEVARD. His Galway PI series featuring Jack Taylor takes a scalpel to the soul of Irish society and SANCTUARY, his 7th outing, is both a bitter and breathless waltz into darkness, unveiling layers of corruption like the peeling of an onion.

Jack Taylor series:
1. The Guards
2. The Killing of the Tinkers
3. The Magdalen Martyrs
4. The Dramatist
5. Priest

6. Cross

7. Sanctuary

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Book Info

Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

Ken Bruen

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Author's Website

jacktaylorfilms.com/
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Publisher

Transworld Ireland an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781848271203

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