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Emerald Lie

(2016)
(Book 12 in the Jack Taylor series)
A novel by

 
Ken Bruen, the "Godfather of the modern Irish crime novel" (Irish Independent), is beloved for his black humor, verse-like prose, and irascible protagonist Jack Taylor, an ex-cop who is as addicted to trouble as he is to Jameson, pills, and pop culture.

In The Emerald Lie, the latest terror to be visited upon the dark Galway streets arrives in a most unusual form: a Cambridge graduate who becomes murderous over split infinitives, dangling modifiers, and any other sign of bad grammar. Meanwhile, Jack is approached by a grieving father with a pocketful of cash on offer if Jack will help exact revenge on those responsible for his daughter's brutal rape and murder. Though hesitant to get involved, Jack agrees to get a read on the likely perpetrators. But Jack is soon derailed by the reappearance of Emily (previous alias: Emerald), the chameleon-like young woman who joined forces with Jack to take down her pedophile father in Green Hell and who remains passionate, clever, and utterly homicidal. She will use any sort of coercion to get Jack to conspire with her against the serial killer the Garda have nicknamed "the Grammarian," but her most destructive obsession just might be Jack himself.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Emerald Lie: A Jack Taylor Novel (Jack Taylor Novels)
Author(s): Ken Bruen
ISBN: 0-8021-2546-8 / 978-0-8021-2546-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Emerald Lie: A Jack Taylor Novel
Author(s): Ken Bruen
ISBN: 0-8021-2723-1 / 978-0-8021-2723-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Emerald Lie: A Jack Taylor Novel (Jack Taylor Novels)
Author(s): Ken Bruen
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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