The White Trilogy

The White Trilogy : A White Arrest, Taming the Alien, and The McDead

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"Hip, violent and funny vignettes of the mean streets of southeast London tie together this rowdy set of short novels" from the Irish crime writer (Publishers Weekly).

At sixty-two, Chief Inspector Roberts is nearly too old to be a cop, but he makes up for his age with a ferocity that the younger detectives cannot match. After four decades on the force, he has a daughter who hates him, a wife who cheats, and a bank account that grows emptier every year. But on London's darker streets, Roberts is a force to be reckoned with. With his partner, the gleefully brutal Detective Sergeant Brant, Roberts looks for every policeman's dream: the White Arrest, a high-profile success that makes up for all their past failures. In A White Arrest, their target is a bat-wielding lunatic who knocks off drug dealers. In Taming the Alien, they hunt a mysterious hit man who earned his nickname by carrying out a hit while watching Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic. And in The McDead, Roberts and Brant set their sights on a cunning kingpin ruling London's southeast side. Gripping and gritty, Ken Bruen's White Trilogy is an unforgettable noir portrait of London's seedy underworld.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 28.7mm | 589.67g
  • Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
  • United States
  • English
  • 145328933X
  • 9781453289334
  • 297,010

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"Hip, violent and funny." -Publishers Weekly "This stuff smokes like cordite." -Booklist "The most striking and original crime novels of the decade." -British GQ
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About Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen (b. 1951) is one of the most prominent Irish crime writers of the last two decades. Born in Galway, he began writing in the mid 1990s. He has two long-running series: one starring a disgraced former policeman named Jack Taylor, the other a London police detective named Inspector Brant. Praised for their sharp insight into the darker side of today's prosperous Ireland, Bruen's novels are marked by grim atmosphere and clipped prose. Among the best known are his White Trilogy (1998-2000) and The Guards (2001), the Shamus award-winning first novel in the Jack Taylor series. Along with his wife and daughter, Bruen lives and works in Galway.
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423 ratings
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5 50% (211)
4 34% (143)
3 12% (52)
2 4% (15)
1 0% (2)
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