In the Galway Silence by Ken Bruen
After too much tragedy and violence, Jack Taylor might have at long last found contentment. Of course, he still knocks back too much Jameson and dabbles in uppers, but he has a new woman in his life, a freshly bought apartment, and little sign of trouble on the horizon, unless you count looking after his girlfriend's spoilt nine-year-old.
But once again, trouble comes to him, this time in the form of wealthy Frenchman Pierre Renaud, who wants Jack to investigate the double murder of his twin sons. Entitled, drug-addled, les enfants terribles were bound to a wheelchair, mouths glued shut and pushed off the pier.
He shouldn't, but Jack reluctantly agrees to investigate and it opens the door to the past again...
'Nobody writes like Ken Bruen, with his lilting Irish prose and his taste for the gallows humor' NEW YORK TIMES.
'As good a read as you'll come across this year' IRISH INDEPENDENT.
'A gritty, brutal tale told with its author's typical lyricism' DAILY MAIL.
'Bruen is on top form' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.