Monday, February 09, 2009

Paying for It by Tony Black

Paying for it Paying for it by Tony Black

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Gus Dury is down and out. The former newspaperman and current drunkard is hired on by his bartender friend to find out the events that led to the man's son being brutally murdered in an Edinburgh alley. Dury finds more than he ever bargained for as he infiltrates organized crime, government corruption and a smuggling ring to find the truth. Not for nothing is Ken Bruen prominently supporting this novel - if you took Bruen's Jack Taylor to Scotland he would be a dead ringer for Dury, right down to quoting books and music. But if Black is a Bruen wanna-be, he sure is a good one, producing a taught, violent novel of crime and redemption. A must for Bruen fans and a should-be for all fans of dark crime.

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