Saturday's Child

Saturday's Child

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Cal Innes is fresh out of prison, working out of a gym closet as a private investigator, and trying to sever his ties to local gang lord “Uncle”Morris Tiernan. But when Tiernan hires him to track down a rogue casino dealer who’s absconded with a hefty chunk of cash, Innes is thrust into a cat-and-mouse game with Tiernan’s pill-popping son,Mo—a game that turns ever more deadly as the case points north to Newcastle.With Tiernan’s son on his tail and a Manchester cop determined to put Innes back on the spurs, Saturday’s child definitely has to work hard to keep living.The explosive first book in a four-book series featuring the down-at-heels private eye Cal Innes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156034573
  • 9780156034579
  • 1,818,042

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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-winningThe Cleanup

"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

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

The explosive first book in a four-book series featuringManchester private eye Cal Innes.Cal Innes is fresh out of prison, working out of a gym closet as a private investigator, and trying to sever his ties to local gang lord Uncle Morris Tiernan. But when Tiernan hires him to track down a rogue casino dealer who s absconded with a hefty chunk of cash, Innes is thrust into a cat-and-mouse game with Tiernan s pill-popping son, Mo a game that turns ever more deadly as the case points north to Newcastle.With Tiernan s son on his tail and a Manchester cop determined to put Innes back on the spurs, Saturday s child definitely has to work hard to keep living."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

"Rough-and-tumble noir with a severe edge." Sacramento Bee"
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PRAISE FOR SATURDAY'S CHILD "Saturday's Child is a knockout, written with the kind of energy and passion that far too few writers can muster. Fresh and fierce, it raises the bar for hardboiled fiction on both sides of the Atlantic."--Laura Lippman, author of the New York Times bestseller What the Dead Know



"Audacious and volatile . . . The shabby Manchester /Newcastle world of drugs, booze, and violence is wonderfully described in a vibrant, often hilarious slang." --Boston Globe
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227 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 20% (45)
4 40% (90)
3 29% (65)
2 8% (19)
1 4% (8)
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