The Devil

The Devil

Book - 2010
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America--the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: but not for PI Jack Taylor, who's just been refused entry. Disappointed and bitter, he thinks that an encounter with an overly friendly stranger in an airport bar is the least of his problems. Except that this stranger seems to know much more than he should about Jack. Jack thinks no more of their meeting and resumes his old life in Galway.

            But when he's called to investigate a student murder--connected to an elusive Mr. K--he remembers the man from the airport. Is the stranger really who he says he is? With the help of the Jameson, Jack struggles to make sense of it all. After several more murders and too many coincidental encounters, Jack believes he may have met his nemesis. But why has he been chosen? And could he really have taken on the devil himself?

            Suspenseful, haunting, and totally unique,  The Devil  is Bruen at his very best.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312646967
Branch Call Number: M BRU
Characteristics: 281 p. ;,25 cm

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seeker472
Sep 01, 2016

A kindred spirit. Alcoholics often turn to God though we have never seen him because most of us have seen the other guy. A great read.

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jimg2000
May 15, 2011

Unfortunately, it was a senseless fiction about a few murders and the encounters between an Irish PI Jack Taylorand the devil. Whatever suspense or thrill the author tried to convey became moot with all is possible when the author stuck the all powerful "Satan" into the book.

A disappointing Bruen effort.

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loudem
Feb 20, 2011

It reads a bit like Kinky Friedman. A fast read for sure, but... I'm not sure about this devil chasing. My first Taylor book, so I'll give it another chance. I liked Bruen's "The White Trilogy" way better. Brant was more, what's the word... caustic.

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