Purgatory: A Jack Taylor Noir Thriller (Jack Taylor series Book 10)

von Ken Bruen 
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Purgatory: A Jack Taylor Noir Thriller (Jack Taylor series Book 10)
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Someone is scraping the scum off the streets of Galway, and they want Jack Taylor to get involved. A drug pusher, a rapist, a loan shark, all targeted in what look like vigilante attacks. And the killer is writing to Jack, signing their name: C-33. Jack has had enough. He doesn’t need the money, and doesn’t want to get involved. But when his friend Stewart gets drawn in, it seems he isn’t been given a choice. In the meantime, Jack is being courted by Reardon, a charismatic billionaire intent on buying up much of Galway, and begins a tentative relationship with Reardon’s PR director, Kelly. Caught between heaven and hell, there’s only one path for Jack Taylor to take: Purgatory.

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ISBN:9781446487204
Sprache:Englisch
Ausgabe:E-Buch Text
Umfang:287 Seiten
Verlag:Transworld Digital
Erscheinungsdatum:01.08.2013

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    TheRavenkingvor einem Jahr
    The decline of a once great series

    Someone is scraping the scum off the streets of Galway, and they want Jack Taylor to get involved. A drug pusher, a rapist, a loan shark, all targeted in what look like vigilante attacks. And the killer is writing to Jack, signing their name: C-33.
    Jack has had enough. He doesn’t need the money, and doesn’t want to get involved. But when his friend Stewart gets drawn in, it seems he isn’t been given a choice. In the meantime, Jack is being courted by Reardon, a charismatic billionaire intent on buying up much of Galway, and begins a tentative relationship with Reardon’s PR director, Kelly.
    Caught between heaven and hell, there’s only one path for Jack Taylor to take: Purgatory.


    Perhaps one should stop while on top. But this old wisdom is not only difficult to follow for gangsters but also for authors of any fictional series. Success usually means that the show must go on even if all the inspiration has been used up already. And so we come to Ken Bruen and his creation Jack Taylor. What was once a breath of fresh air in hardboiled fiction has become as stale as months old Irish stew.

    After the previous book, the train wreck that was Headstone, another Jack Taylor novel seemed as appealing as a kick in the teeth, but the truth is: I missed Taylor’s anarchic wit.

    Purgatory is a move in the right direction, alas a very small one. Again there is a serial killer roaming the streets of Galway. Again Jack is hired to “investigate”. Again old wounds are ripped open and plenty of new ones are inflicted. The main question was which one of Jack’s friends was going to bite the dust in this instalment. Suffice to say Jack Taylor is going to feel more miserable at the end than ever before. Sadly it’s difficult to care for him anymore. The protagonist has become a cartoon and any semblance to realism the series might have had in the beginning has long gone out the window.

    Nonetheless Bruen keeps writing further tales with Jack Taylor and optimistic as I am I keep hoping that they cannot be all bad. Right, Ken? Promise me you’ll return to form, mate. Because it would be sad to see this decline to continue any further.

    The very generous three star rating is mostly in comparison to the previous book. Purgatory is not that bad, unfortunately it is not very good either.

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