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Smoked by Patrick Quinlan
  

Smoked

Thriller / Suspense   Crime / Mystery   Debuts of the Month   Books for the Boys   

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A very violent criminal gang which attracts some extraordinarily nasty characters has an old score to settle … Smoke. But it hadnât banked on the reformed criminalâs girlfriend … on one of its members growing tired of slaughter … on general mayhem … a plucky flatmate or on a series of mishaps that grace this fast-paced, addictive novel. Itâs Tarantino/Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels territory and it is fantastic.

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Synopsis

Smoked by Patrick Quinlan

Smoke Dugan has made a living from making bombs for a criminal organisation. But when one of his bombs is used to take down a plane with innocent women and children on board, something snaps inside him. He takes his revenge by killing his criminal boss, taking his money and going on the run. Now, a year later, Smoke is hiding out in Portland.

Reviews

'Patrick Quinlan writes with such panache and skill that it's hard to believe that this is his first novel'
Mail on Sunday 20070225



'Admirers of James Ellroy or the films of Quentin Tarantino should find much to enjoy in Patrick Quinlan's debut, which is as fast-paced, and as bloody as either'
The Times 20070224

About the Author

Patrick Quinlan

Patrick Quinlan was the youngest child in a big, noisy, New York Irish-American family. Ten minutes late to supper and all the food was gone.

Other kids in the neighbourhood wanted to become cops, or firemen, or crime kingpins. He wanted to become Jimi Hendrix. At an early age, he became an accomplished and incorrigible liar, eventually finding work that made good use of this talent - journalist, political operative, copywriter, and now novelist...

He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, Joy Scott.

Photograph copyright © Ed Zelinsky

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Book Info

Publication date

25th January 2007

Author

Patrick Quinlan

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Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback (b Format)
368 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Debuts of the Month
Books for the Boys

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780755328260

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