By Ken Bruen
Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Siochana--The Guards, Ireland's police force--and observing the realm throughout the smoky backside of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is caught in Galway with not anything to appear ahead to. In his sober moments Jack aspires to turn into Ireland's most sensible deepest investigator, let alone its first--Irish background, jam-packed with betrayal and espionage, discourages any career so heavily concerning informing. yet truthfully Jack is teetering close to his life's sharpest edges, his thoughts of the earlier slicing deep into his soul and his clients for the long run nonexistent.
Nonexistent, that's, until eventually a stunning lady walks into the bar with a wierd request and a rumor approximately Jack's expertise for locating issues. Odds are he can not climb off his barstool lengthy sufficient to become involved together with his radiant new consumer, but if he surprises himself by means of getting employed, Jack has little inspiration of what he is getting into.
Stark, violent, sharp, and humorous, The Guards is an outstanding novel, person who leaves you shocked and breathless, flipping again to the start in a mad sprint to discover Jack Taylor and input his global another time. it is an unforgettable tale that is gritty, soaking up, and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galway streets. Praised through authors and critics all over the world, The Guards heralds the arriving of a vital new novelist in modern crime fiction.
The Guards is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for most sensible Novel.