Synopses & Reviews
“The most startlingly original crime novel to emerge this decade.”—GQ
“The reading equivalent of a boxer’s sharp jab to the solar plexus. It’s fast-paced, tough and pretty sexy.”—Pulp
In south London, an unlikely gang of kidnappers—Nick, an ex-bouncer; Dex, a charismatic sociopath; and Lisa, a motormouth junkie femme fatale—hatches a plot. Their prey is a powerful local businessman with an obsession for the poet Rilke. The thing is, each kidnapper has a very different agenda, which means it’s only a matter of time before the joking stops and the violence takes over.
Ken Bruen’s dark contemporary thriller matches a razor-sharp vernacular with a country music soundtrack to create a truly intoxicating and original mix.
An eerie tale of sex, obsession and betrayal by an Edgar and Shamus awards shortlisted author.
About the Author
Ken Bruen was born in Galway, Ireland in 1951. The author of sixteen novels, he spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, SE Asia and South America. He now lives in Galway City with his wife and daughter.