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Sanctuary

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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

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

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Synopsis

Sanctuary by Ken Bruen

Two guards; one nun; one judge. When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, PI Jack Taylor is sickened, but tells himself the list has nothing to do with him. He has enough to do just staying sane. His close friend Ridge is recovering from surgery, and alcohol's siren song is calling to him ever more insistently. A guard and then a judge die in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until a child is added to the list that Taylor determines to find the identity of the killer, and stop them at any cost. What he doesn't know is that his relationship with the killer is far closer than he thinks. And that it's about to become deeply personal. Spiked with dark humour, seasoned with acute insights about the perils of urbanisation, and fuelled by rage at man's inhumanity to man, this is crime-writing at its darkest and most original.


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Reviews

Tightly structured and compelling ... You don't want to meet Jack Taylor in person, but if you're a crime fan, you do want to read every book he features in. * Irish Times for PRIEST * Ken Bruen is finally getting his due. Priest is grimy, brooding, pawkily funny and wholly original. Great. * Observer for PRIEST * A gripping story of guilt and redemption. * Independent on Sunday for CROSS * A compelling portrait of a haunted man. * Guardian for CROSS * Sanctuary...packs a powerful punch. Taylor's alcoholic self-disgust is utterly convincing, and the supporting low life characters in the story are deftly and vibrantly drawn through pared-to-the-bone prose. Unforgettable. * Irish Independent *


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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Publication date

9th April 2009

Author

Ken Bruen

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Transworld Ireland an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ireland Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781848270183

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