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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger 2012.

CWA Judges' comment: “A complex noir thriller that’s multi-layered and solidly written, with great style and pace. The depiction of post-crash Dublin has a real sense of menace and threat throughout.”

Gene Kerrigan commented: "I'm aware of the writers who have previously received the Gold Dagger and I'm honoured to have my name on the same page."

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Synopsis

The Rage by Gene Kerrigan

Vincent Naylor is a professional thief, as confident as he is reckless. Just ten days out of jail, and he's preparing his next robbery. But his plan is already unravelling. While investigating the murder of a crooked banker, Detective Sergeant Bob Tidey gets a call from an old acquaintance, Maura Coady. The retired nun believes there's something suspicious happening in the Dublin backstreet where she lives alone. Maura's call inadvertently unleashes a storm of violence that will engulf Vincent Naylor and force Tidey to make a deadly choice.


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Reviews

A stunning novel. Here at last is the Irish Chandler. Naylor is a villain worthy of Elmore Leonard in his prime -- Ken Bruen The Rage is a gripping thriller written with such authority and authenticity that it almost feels like documentary. If you love crime fiction, you owe it to yourself to read Gene Kerrigan -- Stuart Neville Kerrigan's bruising depiction of Dublin's underbelly is wrought with hard-boiled lyricism * Metro * Pacy...cuts close to the bone * Irish Independent * Written in Kerrigan's trademark, sparse style, it rattles along the way all good crime fiction should * The Irish Independent *


About the Author

Gene Kerrigan grew up in Cabra West, Dublin. He was Journalist of the Year in 1985 and 1990. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Hard Cases. He writes for the Independent on Sunday.

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Publication date

3rd May 2012

Author

Gene Kerrigan

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780099532033

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