Headstone

Headstone

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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Acclaimed Irish crime writer Ken Bruen has won numerous awards for his hard-charging, dark thrillers, which have been translated into ten languages. In Headstone, an elderly priest is nearly beaten to death and a special-needs boy is brutally attacked. Evil has many guises and Jack Taylor has encountered most of them. But nothing before has ever truly terrified him until he confronts an evil coterie named Headstone, who have committed a series of random, insane, violent crimes in Galway, Ireland.

Most would see a headstone as a marker of the dead, but this organization seems like it will act as a death knell to every aspect of Jack's life. Jack's usual allies, Ridge and Stewart, are also in the line of terror. An act of appalling violence alerts them to the sleeping horror, but this realization may be too late, as Headstone barrels along its deadly path right to the center of Jack's life and the heart of Galway. A terrific read from a writer called "a Celtic Dashiell Hammett," Headstone is an excellent addition to the Jack Taylor series ( Philadelphia Inquirer )
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802126009
Branch Call Number: BRUEN
Characteristics: 269 p. ; 22 cm.

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loudem
Apr 02, 2014

One of the best Taylor yet. Well crafted. Rough and tough action. No holds bar. Very satisfying. Kick ass action. Taylor is now very clops to Brant, another Bruen's hero.

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ClaireM_W
Mar 28, 2013

Yeah, I know these are formulaic, but then again, it's Ken Bruen's 'Jack Taylor' formula and I can no more resist it than a bowl full of S&V potato chips. I love the seamless flow of dialogue, from internal directly to oral. No description, just straight action and bitter observation.

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