Purgatory

Purgatory

A Jack Taylor Novel

Book - 2013
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Juggling a precarious balance between his physical and addiction recovery efforts, former cop Jack Taylor investigates the work of a vigilante killer who has been sending him cryptic invitations to join him, an effort that jeopardizes Taylor's livelihood, friends and mental health.
Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780802126078
0802126073
Branch Call Number: M FICTION BRUEN
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 22 cm

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lukasevansherman
Aug 11, 2017

I think this is the 10th in Irish writer Ken Bruen's long-running series about ex-cop, recovering alcoholic Jack Taylor. Bruen's writing is as pungent and sharp as ever, but this isn't one of his best.

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loudem
Jan 06, 2015

Not the best Taylor novel. Still quite all over the place. Hard to follow. And now the author is offing many (if not all) of Taylor's friends (!?). Is this the end of series? I still think that the White Trilogy (with the over the top D. S. Brand) is Bruen's best book.

ChristchurchLib Dec 09, 2013

"As with all books in Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor series, you shouldn't expect a happy ending to this dark, fatalistic noir novel. The 10th in the series, Purgatory has the former cop ignoring a serial killer (to his peril) and knocking heads with a mogul who's been buying up Galway real estate. Precariously sober and busy with a new girlfriend, Taylor doesn't want to deal with the serial killer - a vigilante who's invited him to play along - until it's almost too late. If you're unfamiliar with the series but are looking for some dark Irish crime fiction, you can start with the first, The Guards, or check out the BBC television series Jack. Those already fond of Taylor should expect some surprises." Thrillers and Suspense December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=709589

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