Ammunition

Inspector Brant Series (Volume 7)

Ken Bruen

Minotaur Books

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Over the many years that Inspector Brant has been bringing his own patented brand of policing to the streets of southeast London, the brilliant but tough cop has made a few enemies. So when a crazed gunman, hired by persons unknown, pumps a magazine full of bullets into Brant in a local pub, leaving him in grasping at life (but ornery as ever), his colleagues on the squad are left wondering how to react.
 
Brant's old partner Inspector Roberts, the man who may know him best, finds himself wondering why someone didn't shoot the hateful detective years ago. The answer, as they're all about to find out, is quite simple: if you come after Brant you'd damn well better kill him the first time-because if you don't, you won't want to stick around to find out what happens next.
 

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Chapter One

Brant was on his third whisky, knocking it back like a good un. He was feeling real bad, Ed McBain was dead, and nothing could ease the loss he felt. He muttered:

‘Fuck.’

The barman, highly attentive to Brant’s needs, asked:

‘Yes?’

Brant gave him the granite eyes, said:

‘I want something, you’ll know.’

Brant’s rep was legendary. In South-East London, he was feared by cops and villains alike. Numerous attempts had been made by the brass to get rid of him, but he had survived every effort.

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"It's always a delight to discover a writer with an utterly distinctive voice…the words that best describe him, besides original, are outrageous and hilarious."
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"Bruen's furious hard-boiled prose, chopped down to its trademark essence, never fails to astonish."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Bruen’s style is clipped, caustic, heartbreaking and often hilarious.”
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"Irish writer Ken Bruen does the noir thing well. His men are tough, his prose is lean, and there's not a single drop or morsel of sentimentality to be found therein."—Entertainment Weekly
“A soul-mate of Jim Thompson’s, or maybe James M. Cain’s.”—Irish Times

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Ken Bruen

KEN BRUEN has been a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, and Barry awards, and he has won the Shamus Award and the Macavity Award for books in the Jack Taylor series. He lives in Galway, Ireland.

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Ammunition
Ken Bruen

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2007
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ISBN: 9780312341459
ISBN10: 0312341458
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$16.99

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Minotaur Books
July 2007
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ISBN: 9781429953825
ISBN10: 1429953829
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
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