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The Magdalen martyrs, Ken Bruen

Label
The Magdalen martyrs
Title
The Magdalen martyrs
Statement of responsibility
Ken Bruen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jack Taylor is walking the delicate edge of a sobriety he doesn't trust when his phone rings. He's in debt to a Galway tough named Bill Cassell, what the locals call a "hard man." Bill did Jack a big favor a while back; the trouble is, he never lets a favor go unreturned." "Jack is amazed when Cassell simply asks him to track down a woman, now either dead or very old, who long ago helped his mother escape from the notorious Magdalen laundry, where young wayward girls were imprisoned and abused. Jack doesn't like the odds of finding the woman, but counts himself lucky that the task is at least on the right side of the law."
  • "Until he spends a few days spinning his wheels and is dragged in front of Cassell for a quick reminder of his priorities. Bill's goons do a little spinning of their own, playing a game of Russian roulette a little too close to the back of Jack's head. It's only blind luck and the mercy of a god he no longer trusts that land Jack back on the street rather than facedown in a cellar with a bullet in his skull. He's got one chance to stay alive: find this woman. Unfortunately, he can't escape his own curiosity, and an unnerving hunch quickly turns into a solid fact; just who Jack's looking for, and why, aren't nearly what they seem."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Summary
Struggling to remain sober and overcome a debt to a local thug, Jack Taylor accepts a job tracking down a woman who once befriended the thug's mother, an assignment that proves increasingly challenging and dangerous
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132052
Cataloging source
VHOB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruen, Ken
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jack Taylor series
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-police officers
  • Private investigators
  • Taylor, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Missing persons
  • Galway (Ireland)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Jack Taylor story
Label
The Magdalen martyrs, Ken Bruen
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000040677627
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780312353513
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The Magdalen martyrs, Ken Bruen
Publication
Control code
000040677627
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780312353513
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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