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Bloodstorm
     

Bloodstorm

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by Sam Millar
 

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A private investigator blames himself for the murder of two young girls after he fails to take his own revenge on a man who assaulted him as a child.

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A private investigator blames himself for the murder of two young girls after he fails to take his own revenge on a man who assaulted him as a child.

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At the start of this powerful first of a new crime series from Irish author Millar (Dark Souls), wild dogs finish off a battered gang-rape victim, left for dead in a unused quarry outside Belfast one summer day in 1978. Decades later, someone is picking off the men responsible for this outrage. At the behest of a shadowy employer, PI Karl Kane investigates the death of one of the rapists, whose body turns up in the city's Botanic Gardens. Flashbacks to the 1960s, when a young boy witnessed his mother's murder and narrowly escaped death at her killer's hands, help build suspense as their relevance to the present-day murders slowly and chillingly comes into focus. Millar adds police corruption to the mix to make Kane's search for the truth even more troublesome. While some minor plot elements may strike readers as contrived (e.g., the escape of some wild pigs leads to significant evidence), the consistently tough prose should help gain Millar fans in the U.S. with a taste for the hard-boiled. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863223754
Publisher:
Brandon Books
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Bloodstorm 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
tommy007 More than 1 year ago
One of the best crime books to come out of Ireland in years. Bloodstorm is the first Karl Kane book, featuring down-in-his-luck PI, Karl Kane. It has been critically acclaimed - and rightly so. To call it a trilling page-turner would be an understatement. Guaranteed to leave you feeling uneasy as you turn each page. Totally original and brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*The human walks in cautiously. He looks around.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katherine looked around. Stefen frowned at the human
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Eh ok" sits in a dark corner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg res 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cove aint active anymore. Sorry. Not gonna rp here.
Limamoon More than 1 year ago
Bloodstorm is the first Karl Kane book, and for those not yet familiar with Millar's dark noir, this is the book where it all began. Get this book to start your collection, because believe me, it is totally addictive. Humour and horror with the best writer in noir. Doesn't get much better.
MaryM60 More than 1 year ago
This is a very gritty crime book from crime writer Sam Millar. I have to confess it left me at times drained because of the violence, but it reflects crime in all its dark form.