The Guards - A Review

The Guards - Ken Bruen

The first book in the Jack Taylor series. The Guards aka the Garda. The Irish Police.

I loved the way of writing
for example

Three murders.
My heart being hammered
Tons of cash

Jack is a book reader. a lover of crime fiction and thrillers. He quotes them. and he is a heavy drinker. The typical Irish man. Silent and roaring.

He gets discharged from the Guards. a 16 years old girl Sara commits suicide or was she killed and dumped in the pond. the suicide rate in Galway has risen. Is there a connection ?

Among seedy bars and bottles of drink. Guinness and Gin. Winos on the street. and the ever present eyes of God and his bishops this story unfold in the best possible way.