When Mitchell is released from prison after serving three years for a vicious attack he doesn't even remember, Billy Norton is there to pick him up. But Norton works for Tommy Logan, a ruthless loan shark lowlife with plans Mitchell wants nothing to do with. Attempting to stay out of Logan's way, he finds work at the Holland Park mansion of faded movie actress, Lillian Palmer, where he has to deal with her mysterious butler, Jordan. It isnt long before Mitchells violent past catches up with him and people start getting hurt. When his disturbed sister Briony is threatened, Mitchell is forced to act.
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"Starred Review. This one packs one hell of a powerful punch." - Booklist
"Noir fans will enjoy this rapid-fire thrill ride." - Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review. This is a strong solo effort from Irish noir master Bruen, whose prose floats like a butterfly and stings like bejesus." - Library Journal
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Ken Bruen was a finalist for the Edgar, Barry, and Macavity Awards, and the Private Eye Writers of America presented him with the Shamus Award for the Best Novel of 2003 for The Guards, the book that introduced Jack Taylor. He lives in Galway, Ireland.
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