Priest: A Jack Taylor Novel (Jack Taylor Series #5) (Paperback)

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A Tale of Redemption in a World Cloaked in Darkness

Priest, an explosive novel by the acclaimed author Ken Bruen, takes you to the heart of Ireland, a land flourishing in unparalleled richness, yet devoid of faith and comfort in the Church.

Jack Taylor, devastated by the recent trauma of personal loss, has always believed himself to be beyond salvation. But a new job offers a fresh start, and an unexpected partnership provides hope that his one desperate vision–of family–might yet be fulfilled.

The narrative, however, rapidly unravels into a chilling blend of exorcism, predatory stalking, and curious allure, weaving a deadly net of conspiracies around him. The eerie specter of a child shadows Taylor's every waking moment, merging reality with nightmares.

Explosive, unsettling and totally original, Ken Bruen's writing captures the brooding landscape of Irish society at a time of social and economic upheaval. Priest is evidence of an unmistakable literary talent.

About the Author

Ken Bruen has been a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony Awards, and has won a Macavity Award, a Barry Award, and two Shamus Awards for the Jack Taylor series. He is also the author of the Inspector Brant series. Several of Bruen's novels have been adapted for the screen: The first six Jack Taylor novels were adapted into a television series starring Iain Glen; Blitz was adapted into a movie starring Jason Statham; and London Boulevard was adapted into a film starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley. Bruen lives in Galway, Ireland.

Praise For…

“There's music in his lament for the corruption of innocence and the loss of faith--in the government and the clergy--in 'the new Ireland,' even as he does battle with the demons that have claimed his own soul.” —The New York Times

“Bruen exploits the dark potential of the mystery form to its fullest...If a bottle of Bushmills could talk, it would sound like Jack Taylor.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Spare and unforgiving, Bruen's novels are among the best.” —Rocky Mountain News

“If your vision of Ireland still includes blarney and shamrocks, Ken Bruen is the writer to bring you up to date...Bruen is a wonderful writer. His prose is lean and spare and fun.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“Bruen has established himself as a master of hard-boiled noir.” —The Miami Herald

Priest again dazzles with the unique, staccato sarcasm of Jack Taylor.” —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

“Bruen writes tight, urgent, powerful prose, his dialogue is harsh and authentic and Jack Taylor has become one of today's most interesting shamuses.” —The Times (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312378271
ISBN-10: 0312378270
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2008
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Jack Taylor Series