The Dramatist by Ken Bruen audiobook

The Dramatist

By Ken Bruen
Read by Michael Deehy

Blackstone Publishing 9780863223198

The Jack Taylor Series: Book 4

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Seems impossible, but Jack Taylor is sober—off booze, pills, powder, and nearly off cigarettes, too. The main reason he’s been able to keep clean: his dealer’s in jail, which leaves Jack without a source. When that dealer calls him to Dublin and asks a favor in the soiled, sordid visiting room of Mountjoy Prison, Jack wants to tell him to take a flying leap. But he doesn’t—can’t, because the dealer’s sister is dead, and the guards have called it “death by misadventure.” The dealer knows that can’t be true and begs Jack to have a look, check around, see what he can find out. It’s exactly what Jack does, with varying levels of success, to make a living. But he’s reluctant, maybe because of who’s asking or maybe because of the bad feeling growing in his gut. Never one to give in to bad feelings or common sense, Jack agrees to the favor, though he can’t possibly know the shocking, deadly consequences he has set in motion. But he and everyone he holds dear will find out soon, sooner than anyone knows, in the lean and lethal fourth entry in Ken Bruen’s award-winning Jack Taylor series.

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Summary

Winner of the 2007 Shamus Award for Best Novel

A 2006 Barry Award Finalist for Best British Crime Novel

Seems impossible, but Jack Taylor is sober—off booze, pills, powder, and nearly off cigarettes, too. The main reason he’s been able to keep clean: his dealer’s in jail, which leaves Jack without a source. When that dealer calls him to Dublin and asks a favor in the soiled, sordid visiting room of Mountjoy Prison, Jack wants to tell him to take a flying leap. But he doesn’t—can’t, because the dealer’s sister is dead, and the guards have called it “death by misadventure.”

The dealer knows that can’t be true and begs Jack to have a look, check around, see what he can find out. It’s exactly what Jack does, with varying levels of success, to make a living. But he’s reluctant, maybe because of who’s asking or maybe because of the bad feeling growing in his gut.

Never one to give in to bad feelings or common sense, Jack agrees to the favor, though he can’t possibly know the shocking, deadly consequences he has set in motion. But he and everyone he holds dear will find out soon, sooner than anyone knows, in the lean and lethal fourth entry in Ken Bruen’s award-winning Jack Taylor series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ken Bruen is hard to resist, with his aching Irish heart, silvery tongue, and bleak noir sensibility…[Bruen] writes with extraordinary delicacy about a man driven to acts of violence out of wild grief and [a] fierce sense of guilt.” New York Times Book Review
“Bruen’s tommy-gun prose, lacerating dialogue, and hard-boiled world view combine here, as before, to provide entertainment of high order in dealing with low instincts. Forget all gauzy notions of the Emerald Isle—this stuff is black Irish.” New York Daily News
“Bruen’s books are always well worth the effort.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“You’ll want to pray at the stunning conclusions of The Dramatist…Bruen’s talent shines.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“It’s Taylor himself, dangerous, disgraced cop, that we want to read about.…If you haven’t discovered Bruen yet, what are you waiting for?” Rocky Mountain News
“With a riveting mystery and a deftly rendered protagonist, Bruen recaptures the immediacy and the impact of the first two novels in the series.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“There is a darkness about Bruen’s Ireland that never lifts. The spare writing is brutal in its depiction of modern depression, social malaise, and total lack of hope.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Ken Bruen

Author Bio: Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen received a doctorate in metaphysics, taught English in South Africa, and then became a crime novelist. The critically acclaimed author of the Jack Taylor series and The White Trilogy, he is the recipient of two Barry Awards and two Shamus Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Edgar Award. In 2016, he was awarded the Irish Books, Arts, and Music (iBAM) Literature Award. Two of his novels have also been made into feature films, and the Jack Taylor series has been adapted for a television series.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English