Viva La Madness

Viva La Madness


By (author) J J Connolly

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  • 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: 1,421,185

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J. J. Connolly the favorite voice of London gangster fiction returns with a tour de force: the Get Carter of the noughties, "Layer Cake" has also been made into a highly-praised film by Matthew Vaughn, starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller (it's also the most shoplifted book in England). 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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"Fast and funny and just frightening enough to make you sit up all night finishing the book."---"Independent on Sunday"