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Headstone (Hardcover)

Author:  Ken Bruen
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0802126006
ISBN-13: 9780802126009
Sku: 220425446
Publish Date: 10/4/2011
Pages:  269
 
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")
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Irish detective Jack Taylor investigates a brutal group called Headstone, whose members attack society's less fortunate, and soon finds all he holds dear in danger. By the author of The Guards, an Edgar Award finalist.
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When bad people organize, it certainly tends to make life harder for the good guys. This is one of the lessons at the heart of Ken Bruen's ninth book in his series following the cases of long-suffering Irish private eye Jack Taylor. For once, things seems a little rosier for Taylor, who has just enjoyed a romantic weekend in Paris with his new lady friend, a crime novelist. But upon his return to Galway, reality slaps him brutally in the face. A rash of violent acts are sweeping through the city, although the violence truly seems too evil to be real. A group calling itself Headstone is attacking the most vulnerable members of society: an elderly priest, a child with special needs, the homeless, and the handicapped. The senselessness of Headstone's violence makes them hard to predict and track, but when Taylor--who struggles with alcoholism, and suffers from poor hearing and a limp--receives a headstone in the mail, he knows they are out for him.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0269
Product attributePublisher:   Mysterious Press
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