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The Devil by Ken Bruen

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After several more murders and too many encounters to be coincidental, Jack believes he may have met his nemesis. But why has he been chosen? And could he really be dealing with the Devil himself?

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The Devil by Ken Bruen

America - the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: but not for PI Jack Taylor, who's just been refused entry. Jack resumes his old life in Galway. But when he's called to investigate the frenzied murder of a student, he remembers an encounter with an over-friendly stranger in the airport bar. A stranger who seemed to know rather more than he should about Jack.

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Jack Taylor has become one of today's most interesting shamuses * The Times * Brilliant... Bruen's Galway is certainly not Bord Failte-approved, but once again he has delivered a disturbing story that casts a very cold eye on the state of our nation * Irish Independent * A fast-paced tale of black arts and white lies * RTE Guide * Unfailingly electric * The Herald * The perfect antidote to any dreary days on your holiday, The Devil will spice things up in no time * Galway Now *

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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12th May 2011


Ken Bruen

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Transworld Ireland an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


304 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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