Priest

A Novel

Jack Taylor Series (Volume 5)

Ken Bruen

Minotaur Books

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Ireland, awash with cash and greed, no longer turns to the Church for solace or comfort.  But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the most jaded citizen.
 
Jack Taylor, devastated by the recent trauma of personal loss, has always believed himself to be beyond salvation.  But a new job offers a fresh start, and an unexpected partnership provides hope that his one desperate vision—of family
—might yet be fulfilled. 
 
An eerie mix of exorcism, a predatory stalker, and unlikely attraction conspires to lure him into a murderous web of dark conspiracies.  The specter of a child haunts every waking moment.
 
Explosive, unsettling and totally original, Ken Bruen’s writing captures the brooding landscape of Irish society at a time of social and economic upheaval.  Here is evidence of an unmistakable literary talent. 

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“Ken Bruen is hard to resist, with his aching Irish heart, silvery tongue and bleak noir sensibility…[Bruen] writes with extraordinary delicacy about a man driven to acts of violence out of wild grief and fierce sense of guilt.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
 
“[Bruen’s] Jack Taylor series is Grade-A Galway Noir…Bruen provides an insightful tour of a fast-changing Ireland.” —Richard Lipez, The Washington Post
 
“A depressing yet satisfying story.” —Gilbert Cruz, Entertainment Weekly
 
“Bruen’s tommy-gun prose, lacerating dialogue and hard-boiled world view combine here, as before, to provide entertainment of high order in dealing with low instincts. Forget all gauzy notions of the Emerald Isle—this stuff is black Irish.” —Ron Givens, New York Daily News
 
“Bruen’s books are always well worth the effort.”—Harper Barnes, The St. Louis Post Dispatch

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Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen has been a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, and Barry Awards, and has won a Macavity Award and a Shamus Award for the Jack Taylor series. He lives in Galway, Ireland.

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A Novel
Ken Bruen

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2008
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ISBN: 9781429930048
ISBN10: 1429930047
304 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2008
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ISBN: 9780312378271
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