Purgatory

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Nov 4, 2013 - Fiction - 272 pages
16 Reviews
Recovering from the severe mental and physical wounds inflicted from his recent past, former cop Jack Taylor has finally found a modicum of peace. He has managed to kick the myriad substances that have had a stranglehold over his painful life, however tenuously. Yet this fragile existence is threatened when a vigilante killer begins targeting the scum of Galway, signing mysterious notes with the moniker 'C 33'. The killer addresses these cryptic letters to Jack, trying to goad him into joining the murderous spree.

While Jack tries to unravel the mystery and motives of this demented killer, he is also brought into the fold of an enigmatic tech billionaire who has been buying up massive amounts of property in Galway, seemingly in the hopes of offering this downtrodden city a better future. Yet if Jack has learned one thing living in Ireland, it's that people who outwardly claim to be on the side of righteousness are likely harboring far more nefarious motives beneath the surface.

With the help of his friends, former drug dealer-turned-zen master Stewart and dogged police sergeant Ridge, Jack is determined to track down C 33, even if it jeopardizes his livelihood, his friends, and the remaining shreds of his sanity. C 33 is Bruen at his best: lyrical, brutal, and ceaselessly suspenseful.
  

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Review: Purgatory (Jack Taylor #10)

User Review  - Minty McBunny - Goodreads

Sad to see a series that started strong and reached such dizzying heights of excellence lose its freshness and its bite. The last two books have felt very forced, unrealistic and dispassionate. Am I disappointed? Am I $&*. Read full review

Review: Purgatory (Jack Taylor #10)

User Review  - Goodreads

Sad to see a series that started strong and reached such dizzying heights of excellence lose its freshness and its bite. The last two books have felt very forced, unrealistic and dispassionate. Am I disappointed? Am I $&*. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
9
Section 4
12
Section 5
23
Section 6
29
Section 7
36
Section 8
48
Section 20
130
Section 21
134
Section 22
141
Section 23
146
Section 24
151
Section 25
162
Section 26
170
Section 27
176

Section 9
57
Section 10
59
Section 11
64
Section 12
80
Section 13
83
Section 14
91
Section 15
100
Section 16
106
Section 17
110
Section 18
116
Section 19
124
Section 28
186
Section 29
191
Section 30
201
Section 31
212
Section 32
218
Section 33
229
Section 34
244
Section 35
253
Section 36
268
Section 37
274
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About the author (2013)

Ken Bruen received a doctorate in metaphysics, taught English in Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia and South America, then became a crime novelist. His novels, including nine previous Jack Taylor books, have been nominated for many awards, two Edgars.

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