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 basis for the 2011 major motion picture starring Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, and Aidan Gillen.
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.
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“Intelligent, uncompromising hard-boiled crime.” —Publishers Weekly
“Bruen's staccato style ... is all his own.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Satisfyingly plotted.” —Booklist