Saturday's Child

Saturday's Child

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Cal Innes is fresh out of prison and ducking a past muddied with ties to local gang lord "Uncle" Morris Tiernan. But when Tiernan finds out Innes is working as an unlicensed PI and calls in a favor Innes doesn't owe, Innes is thrust into a cat-and-mouse game with Tiernan's psychotic son, Mo. Ordered to track down a rogue casino dealer who's absconded with a hefty chunk of cash, Innes finds that the case points north to Newcastle. With Tiernan's son on his tail and a Manchester cop determined to put Innes back in jail, Saturday's child has to work hard to keep living.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 589.67g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0151013225
  • 9780151013227

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"Fast, funny, and hard as nails, "Saturday's Child" proves to America what the UK already knows: There's a heart in the darkness of today's finest crime fiction, and Ray Banks will take you there. Buckle up."--Sean Doolittle, author of the Barry-winning "The Cleanup
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"Ray Banks's writing is a dark delight, and "Saturday's Child" is like blunt surgery from a cricket bat. Fast, hard, packed with madcap violence and twisted humor, it's a bone-jarring ride through England's bleak underbelly . . . I can't recommend this one enough."--Patrick Quinlin, author of "The Takedown
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Cal Innes is fresh out of prison and ducking a past muddied with ties to local gang lord "Uncle" Morris Tiernan. But when Tiernan finds out Innes is working as an unlicensed PI and calls in a favor Innes doesn't owe, Innes is thrust into a cat-and-mouse game with Tiernan's psychotic son, Mo. Ordered to track down a rogue casino dealer who's absconded with a hefty chunk of cash, Innes finds that the case points north to Newcastle. With Tiernan's son on his tail and a Manchester cop determined to put Innes back in jail, Saturday's child has to work hard to keep living.
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Back cover copy

"A knock-out, written with the kind of energy and passion that far too few writers can muster. Fresh and fierce, "Saturday's Child" raises the bar for hardboiled fiction."--Laura Lippman, author of "New York Times" bestseller "What the Dead Know
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR "SATURDAY'S CHILD
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""Saturday's Child" is fascinating, fresh, and darkly funny."--Thomas Perry, bestselling author of "Silence
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"One of the finest P.I. novels of the year . . . The future of U.K. detective fiction is Ray Banks."--Jason Starr, author of "The Follower"
"A savage hardboiled spanking, "Saturday's Child" will leave you begging for more."--Victor Gischler, author of "Shotgun Opera
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"Banks takes the Brit noir thriller format and gives it a damn good and much deserved kicking."--Martyn Waites, author of "The Mercy Seat
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"Ray Banks steps up into the majors . . . I'd love to read what tops this."--Ken Bruen, Shamus-winning author of "The Guards
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"Banks mixes sharp humor with crackling dialogue in a wild ride across the pond. "Saturday's Child" is a page turner, start to finish."--Charlie Stella, author of "Mafiya: A Novel of Crime"
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UK PRAISE FOR"SATURDAY'S CHILD" "Ray Banks steps up into the majors. This is already the best UK novel of the year and I'd love to read what tops it."--Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning author of"The Guards"

"Banks is part of the post-Rankin generation for whom hardboiled is not just a state of mind but a reality. Tough-guy colloquial prose and a pace fast enough to skin a rabbit, at the service of a tale of down-and-dirty realism: this is fiery stuff.""--The Guardian"(London)
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Rating details

227 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 20% (45)
4 40% (90)
3 29% (66)
2 8% (19)
1 3% (7)
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