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Fiction: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
Unabridged   5.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/11/2011


A Jack Taylor Novel

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611745986
Digital Download ISBN:9781611745993


Some people help the less fortunate; others kill them. Welcome to Headstone, Jack Taylor’s darkest nightmare.

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Product Description

Acclaimed Irish crime writer Ken Bruen has won numerous awards for his hard-charging, dark thrillers, which have been translated into ten languages. In Headstone, an elderly priest is nearly beaten to death and a special-needs boy is brutally attacked. Evil has many guises and Jack Taylor has encountered most of them, and has the scars to prove it. But nothing before has ever truly terrified him until he confronts an evil coterie named Headstone, who have committed a series of random, insane, violent crimes in Galway, Ireland that leave even the national police shaken. And Jack is especially vulnerable now that he has finally found love and happiness.

Jack, slowly accepting the sheer power of Headstone, comes to realize that in order to fight back he must relinquish the remaining shreds of what has made him human. Headstone barrels along its deadly path right to the center of his life and the heart of Galway. In a moment of awful clarity, Jack realizes that not only might he be powerless to stop Headstone; he may not have the grit needed to even face it. A terrific read from a writer called “a Celtic Dashiell Hammett,” Headstone is an excellent addition to the Jack Taylor series.


“A must for the Bruen faithful.”

“I was knocked out by Headstone. Bleak and dark, shot through with humour and humanity, written with elegance—Headstone is terrific. I have become a Bruen fan.”
      —Euro Crime

Author Bio

KEN BRUEN received a PhD in metaphysics; taught English in Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia, and South America; andthen became a crime novelist. His novels have been nominated for many awards, including two Edgars.

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