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Blitz

Inspector Brant Series

Ken Bruen

Minotaur Books

The South East London police squad are down and out: Detective Sergeant Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Chief Inspector Roberts' wife has died in a horrific car accident, and WPC Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job as a black female investigator in the notorious unit. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get worse for all three. Nicknamed "The Blitz" by the rabid London media, the killer is aiming for tabloid immortality by killing cops in different beats around the city.

Blitz represents Ken Bruen at his edgy, lethal, and sharp-tongued best, and will reward fans of his Jack Taylor novels with another astonishing, smart, and brutal vision from a writer rapidly becoming one of the best of his generation.
The South East London police squad are down and out: Detective Sergeant Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Chief Inspector Roberts' wife has died in a horrific car accident, and WPC Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job as a black female investigator in the notorious unit. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get worse for all three. Nicknamed "The Blitz" by the rabid London media, the killer is aiming for tabloid immortality by killing cops in different beats around the city.

Blitz represents Ken Bruen at his edgy, lethal, and sharp-tongued best, and will reward fans of his Jack Taylor novels with another astonishing, smart, and brutal vision from a writer rapidly becoming one of the best of his generation.

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Blitz
PART ONEPrivacy is the first luxury of the rich and the final dignity of the poor. 
Ferdinand Mount, TLS, March 2001BLITZ. Copyright © 2002 by Ken Bruen. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.
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Praise for Blitz

"Intelligent, uncompromising hard-boiled crime."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Bruen’s staccato style ... is all his own."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Satisfyingly plotted."
--Booklist
"Intelligent, uncompromising hard-boiled crime."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Bruen’s staccato style ... is all his own."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Satisfyingly plotted."
--Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ken Bruen

  • Ken Bruen spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia, and South America. His first Jack Taylor novel, The Guards, is a finalist of the 2003 Best Novel Edgar Award.
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