- Publisher: Overlook Press
- Format: Hardback | 446 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 41mm | 635g
- Publication date: 10 May 2012
- ISBN 10: 1590208595
- ISBN 13: 9781590208595
- Sales rank: 1,488,506
Now Connolly is back with a sequel that sees him on the same stunning form, with his trademark razor-sharp dialogue and quick-fire violence, but also finding dark humor and pathos in the lives of violent men. From the London underworld, Viva la Madness moves to international crime with trans-Atlantic drug deals, money laundering, and high-tech electronic fraud, portrayed with the same uncanny believability. The anonymous hero of Layer Cake is pulled back into the drug game before he can escape to a sunny retirement. In a dazzling combination of London low-life, Caribbean high-life, and Venezuelan drug cartels toting machine-guns in Mayfair, our hero's voice and mission are authentic, thrilling, and whiplash-inducing in equal shares.
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J. J. Connolly was born and brought up in north-east London. His first published story was in the "Brit Pulp!" anthology. He is the author of acclaimed bestseller "Layer Cake," which he adapted into a film script for Sony Pictures and director Matthew Vaughn, starring Daniel Craig. "Viva la Madness" is his second novel.
"An immensely entertaining read."---"The Spectator"