Three complete novels
By Ken Bruen
A Kate’s Mystery Books Selection
Books/Justin, Charles & Co.
Paperback, Fiction/Mystery, 416 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
$14.99, ISBN: 1-932112-02-2
Here are your poor, your tired, your hungry;
your predatory crack dealers, your arsonists and rapists;
your killers for money, for revenge, for enforcement, and
for sheer ugly fun. The neighborhoods of Southeast London
are the kind of place where the most hardened, brutal criminals
are treated like Robin Hood, where a snitch is likely to get
cooked alive, where even the pit bulls better travel in pairs.
It’s the place R&B call home. Chief Inspector Roberts
and Detective Sergeant Brant are obverse sides of the same
tarnished coin. Roberts is cool, calculating, cerebral and
deadly. Brant is a thug, bad as any of the hard case crooks,
but with his own unshakeable code. In The White Trilogy,
Ken Bruen’s jagged, brilliant tour of London noir, they
come up against some of the worst. A sadistic gang who hang
crack dealers from lampposts; Fenton "The Alien,"
who leads Brant on a deadly chase through London, New York,
San Francisco and Acapulco; and Tommy Logan, a ruthless lowlife
with social aspirations and no compunctions about dealing
out brutal death. The White Trilogy is a potent epic
of death and redemption, love and betrayal, and the thin line
between chaos and the rule of law.
"If Martin Amis was writing crime novels,
this is what he would hope to write."
—Books in Ireland
Ken Bruen is the author of many acclaimed crime
novels published in Great Britain and Ireland (more).