Coupon
Green Hell
by Ken Bruen and Boru Kennedy


Overview - The award-winning crime writer Ken Bruen, called "the best-kept literary secret in Ireland" by the Independent, is as joyously unapologetic in his writing as he is wickedly poetic, mixing high and low with hypnotic mastery. In the previous book in the series, "Purgatory," ex-cop Jack Taylor had finally turned his life around, only to be taunted back into fighting Galway's corruption by a twisted serial killer named C33.  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $25.00
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 22.50

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 2 copies from $20.62
 
eBook
Retail Price: $15.00
$10.65

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

This item is available only to U.S. and Canada billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About Green Hell by Ken Bruen; Boru Kennedy
 
 
 
Overview
The award-winning crime writer Ken Bruen, called "the best-kept literary secret in Ireland" by the Independent, is as joyously unapologetic in his writing as he is wickedly poetic, mixing high and low with hypnotic mastery. In the previous book in the series, "Purgatory," ex-cop Jack Taylor had finally turned his life around, only to be taunted back into fighting Galway's corruption by a twisted serial killer named C33. In the new novel "Green Hell," Bruen's dark angel of a protagonist has again hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead, the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to alcohol and pills; and his firing from the Irish national police, the Guards, is ancient history. But Jack isn't about to embark on a self-improvement plan. Instead, he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American student on a Rhodes Scholarship from a couple of kid thugs, he also unexpectedly gains a new sidekick, who abandons his thesis on Beckett to write a biography of Galway's most magnetic rogue.
Between pub crawls and violent outbursts, Jack's vengeful plot against the professor soon spirals toward chaos. Enter Emerald, an edgy young Goth who could either be the answer to Jack's problems, or the last ripped stitch in his undoing. Ireland may be known as a "green Eden," but in Jack Taylor's world, the national color has a decidedly lethal sheen.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780802123565
  • ISBN-10: 0802123562
  • Publisher: Mysterious Press
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 304


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - International Mystery & Crime
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Crime

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

American Rhodes scholar Boru Kennedy, who narrates much of Shamus Award–winner Bruen’s sketchy 11th Jack Taylor novel (after 2013’s Purgatory), has come to Galway to write a treatise on Samuel Beckett. When muggers start kicking in Boru’s teeth, Jack comes to the rescue, and Boru’s interest shifts to the brooding former member of the Garda, the Irish national police, as a subject of study. Boru becomes Jack’s Boswell, involved in his effort to take down a Galway university professor who’s getting away with violent crimes. About half the book consists of Jack’s trademark reveries on rage and drinking, his comments on binge-watching TV crime shows, and name-dropping mystery writers. In one metafictional scene, Jack buys an unnamed Ken Bruen a drink in a bar. New readers might do better to start with the first in the series, The Guards (2001), though dedicated fans of Irish noir will spot favorite touchstones of the saga. Agent: Lukas Ortiz, Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency. (July)

 
BAM Customer Reviews