Viva La Madness
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.
- Hardback | 446 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 40.64mm | 635.03g
- 10 May 2012
- Overlook Press
- United States
"Readers who reveled in Connolly's first twisted crime confection, Layer Cake (2001), will rejoice in this sequel, another tale of decadence and derring-do . . . Mystery fans will enjoy the rapid-fire dialogue, wry British wit, and breathless plot, crammed with double crosses."---"Booklist"
About Jj Connolly
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.