Green Hell

Green Hell

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc., ©2015.
ISBN: 9780802123565
Characteristics: 232 pages ;,22 cm.

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seeker472
Aug 27, 2016

Ken Bruen is one of my favorite writers. He is up there with Sanford, Burke, and Child. This one is a bit choppy, but still a good read. I have begun to read authors he mentions in his books, and trying some music too.

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loudem
Jul 13, 2016

Not his best. Pretty much scattered all over the place. Some good episodes. But this is Bruen for you. That's why I like him. This is the middle of the road for him. Not quite up there with the 'White Trilogy'. Unfortunately, after that opus, he never came close again.

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wilbertjack
Jan 14, 2016

This Jack Taylor novel was rather short & a bit choppy in spots. I always look forward to sitting down and reading Bruen.

stepnorth Sep 04, 2015

Did not enjoy it as much as the other Jack Taylor books. Rather short and choppy but just as dark as the others about this character.

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anfieldfan
Aug 17, 2015

Not up to Bruen's usual standard but still a good read and Jack Taylor continues to be a great creation.

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