Cycle of Violence

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Arcade Publishing, 1997 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Marked by Colin Bateman's signature blend of sinister violence and sidesplitting dialogue, Cycle of Violence is the story of Miller, Belfast's bicycling journalist, and his "cycle of violence", on assignment to Crossmaheart, a post-terrorist ghetto where the preferred response to bone-chilling murder is a hilarious one-liner, and vice versa. The town harbors secrets more sordid than the locals' resumes of political "activism", and Miller, embroiled in a troubled romance, finds himself playing inquisitive reporter in this notoriously fatal place to ask questions.
 

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CYCLE OF VIOLENCE

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Exiled to darkest Crossmaheart after a spectacular drunk, Miller, a Belfast reporter who has his own weekly column but keeps his first name secret, falls in with waitress Marie Young, falls in love ... Read full review

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Despite a cutesy title (the hero's eponymous bicycle), Bateman's second novel following Divorcing Jack (LJ 11/1/95) is a story of death by disease, terrorism, murder, abuse, and suicide, salted with ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
34
Section 4
51
Section 5
67
Section 6
84
Section 7
100
Section 8
116
Section 9
132
Section 10
148
Section 11
167
Section 12
184
Section 13
201
Section 14
216
Section 15
232
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About the author (1997)

Colin Bateman was born in Northern Ireland in 1963, and began his writing career as a reporter for the County Down Spectator. Since then, he has authored 14 novels, 4 children's books, and numerous short stories. Bateman also served as chief writer for the BBC series "Murphy's Law.

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