Paperback Ç Blitz ePUB Ü

Paperback  Ç Blitz ePUB Ü The South East London police squad are down and out Detective Sergeant Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Chief Inspector Roberts wife has died in a horrific car accident, and WPC Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job as a black female investigator in the notorious unit When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get worse for all three Nicknamed The Blitz by the rabid London media, the killer is aiming for tabloid immortality by killing cops in different beats around the city Blitz represents Ken Bruen at his edgy, lethal, and sharp tongued best, and will reward fans of his Jack Taylor novels with another astonishing, smart, and brutal vision from a writer rapidly becoming one of the best of his generation Just like the title would indicate this was a quick read Having already seen the movie I was surprised how faithful it was to the bookThough I thought the character and motivations of the killer were better fleshed out in the film and the plot was a bitstreamlined.Bruen manoeuvres about a dozen characters in this book and somehow he makes them come alive with only a few lines of description This was my first Brant book and it was a lot faster and less contemplative than the Jack Taylor n Just like the title would indicate this was a quick read Having already seen the movie I was surprised how faithful it was to the bookThough I thought the character and motivations of the killer were better fleshed out in the film and the plot was a bitstreamlined.Bruen manoeuvres about a dozen characters in this book and somehow he makes them come alive with only a few lines of description This was my first Brant book and it was a lot faster and less contemplative than the Jack Taylor novels, which almost seem like Dostoevsky in comparison The literary references were absent as well, mainly because Brant isa man of action and he only reads Ed McBain.There was a lot of violence but it was softened by the author s usual wit Bruen s characters are quite unlikeable but somehow he always manages to find some humanity in them.Although I enjoyed Blitz, I feel like it could have been better with a biteffort It felt a bit rushed, almost like a skeleton of a book or a screenplay I hope this is not the direction Bruen will be taking in the future Still, you forgive the man a lot, because he is so damn funny Blitz is part of a series of books by Ken Bruen It did not detract from my reading experience in any way to have not read any of the other books in this series I think the best way to describe this novel would be to compare it to a fifteen round boxing match with Muhammad Ali a young Ali at the height of his prowess Blitz is written in a staccato style I can best compare to a series of jabs by a skilled pugilist you are moved round the squared circle and have no recourse but to take it as you Blitz is part of a series of books by Ken Bruen It did not detract from my reading experience in any way to have not read any of the other books in this series I think the best way to describe this novel would be to compare it to a fifteen round boxing match with Muhammad Ali a young Ali at the height of his prowess Blitz is written in a staccato style I can best compare to a series of jabs by a skilled pugilist you are moved round the squared circle and have no recourse but to take it as you are pummeled mercilessly Supremely enjoyable and visceral read This book owes a lot to Ed McBain s 87th Precinct novels, which Bruen freely acknowledges quite directly Good stuff This book was sent to us by a friend from France, and until we received it, the only thing I knew about Ken Bruen is that he had written the story behind the movie London Boulevard I am not sure how the book reads in French, but I have to say that I read this book in 2 hours or so and enjoyed myself thoroughly Actually, I flew through the novel.It is a simple whodunit story with really bad criminals and really bad cops Everyone bends the rules, everyone blurs the line Simple, almost form This book was sent to us by a friend from France, and until we received it, the only thing I knew about Ken Bruen is that he had written the story behind the movie London Boulevard I am not sure how the book reads in French, but I have to say that I read this book in 2 hours or so and enjoyed myself thoroughly Actually, I flew through the novel.It is a simple whodunit story with really bad criminals and really bad cops Everyone bends the rules, everyone blurs the line Simple, almost formulaic, no twists and turns, no gaping mouths but an impeccable pace With its quick chapters packing a good punch, the book just rolls with the pedal to the metal, and the ride is so very enjoyable.I am starting the other Bruen our friend had included in the package tonight I m pretty much obsessed with this author now and especially love this series Good, good stuff. They made a film of this Jason Statham Not too shabby Bruen doesn t mince words. I read this in no time flat.Far too violent,black humor,nasty,nasty people.Just my cup of tea.Or whiskey,or poteen.On to the next Ken Bruen. Fourth in the Inspector Brant suspense series set in London and revolving around Sergeant Tom Brant, a corrupt, brutal cop with a heart My Take Oh, I was so hoping the opening scene with the shrink would be Brant It s one of the things I like about Brant he has no compunctions about destroying self righteous know it alls like Dr Hazel Then there s Falls treatment of a group therapy leaderoh yeah.It s an interesting mix of cops helping each other and, metaphorically, beating on each ot Fourth in the Inspector Brant suspense series set in London and revolving around Sergeant Tom Brant, a corrupt, brutal cop with a heart My Take Oh, I was so hoping the opening scene with the shrink would be Brant It s one of the things I like about Brant he has no compunctions about destroying self righteous know it alls like Dr Hazel Then there s Falls treatment of a group therapy leaderoh yeah.It s an interesting mix of cops helping each other and, metaphorically, beating on each other Bruen writes such a realistic day in the life for cops that you can t help but feel the brutality, the frustration, and the negativity even as Bruen slides in bits of hope.Very unexpectedly Brant and Nash seem to be developing a friendship As a result of their tenuous friendship, Nash asks Brant to come to his dad s wedding hoo boy It s pretty obvious that Brant considers Nash a friend when you read his putdown of Nash, Senior Nelson s concern for Falls also seems to be hopeful, eventually.It s fascinating how beautifully Bruen writes a scene, a story with so few words and yet totally conveys the atmosphere, the slogging frustrations, the despairing hopes The truths The Story Brant puts the department shrink in his place even as Falls asks Nash for backup the night she fails her sergeant s exam The same night the Blitz strikes for the first time WPC Sandra Miller is the first victim Roberts is on leave with his wife s death and Porter Nash is put in charge bypassing Brant the powers that be are hoping he ll screw up and they can get rid of Nash Hey, maybe hit the Trifecta and get rid of Brant as well.We get a peek into Falls friendship with a skinhead even as she sinks into alcohol and drugs in an attempt to ward off the depression of her recent past It s her friendship with Metal that saves her lifeagain and again Metal has confessed to beating a sand nigger and Falls reaches out to the assigned detective with an ultimatum for Metal A detective whom Falls was not expecting to be such a hunk, at least from Roberts description Good thing for Falls that Nelson is attractedit s all that ll save her ass even if she is angry at him over nothing.Meantime, pensioners are getting mugged the day they pick up their checks at the post office and Roberts, as part of his increased energy, points McDonald in the right direction Too bad, McDonald just can t seem to engage his brain on the work side his emotions end in disaster.The reality of police work intrudes with arresting Barry and having to let him go in the morning, in spite of McDonald s pathetic attempts at empathy, but it all comes right in the end The Characters Sergeant Brant rips off shopkeepers and criminals and has the back of his fellow cops Chief Inspector Roberts is another corrupt cop with fewer redeeming values than Brant, but his wife s death seems to spur him on Says something when his own daughter rags on him to sell the house because she wants her share of the money WPC Falls has had a slew of ups and downs her best friend on the force s suicide, a beating that results in a miscarriage, andNow she s trying to re connect with her black side Sergeant Porter Nash is openly gay and works at being supportive with his fellow cops PC McDonald is the unit suck up He prefers to get ahead by ratting out his fellow cops as opposed to actually doing the work of detecting Superintendent Brown has ties with crime through his Masonic connections, has all the sensitivity of a dead toad, and hates Brant and Roberts.Detective Inspector Bob Nelson is the lead on the beating of a young Arab.John Metal Wales is a young skinhead Falls befriends she figures if you can turn him, you could turn anything, anyone Barry Weiss is a misunderstood lad in his eyes He plans to make a name for himself killing coppers Radnor Bowen is a lower class snitch who dresses up to play a better confidence game Too bad he isn tcareful.Dr Hazel is the department psychiatrist A petty bully who had the backup of Brutish orderlies, restraints, straitjackets and Thorazine until he met Sergeant Brant Harold Dunphy is the news reporter Weiss latches onto to provide the scoop that will set him up The Cover The cover is a bit peekaboo with its white top border and black bottom the middle strip is tired eyes looking through with a bright red title and deep yellow author s name.The title is the police work and the name of the serial killer, a Blitz of crime and activity Another instalment in Inspector Brant series.The blitz A cop killer haunts the police in London Would Brant be able to catch him The cast and characters are still as they are Binge drinking and enjoying the life of a copper Snitches are hard to maintain and some go out of their way and something nasty happens to themBruen is as good as always I enjoyed the quotations Between chapters and how they gave a hint to the chapters content It sucks that there are only 7 books in this serie Another instalment in Inspector Brant series.The blitz A cop killer haunts the police in London Would Brant be able to catch him The cast and characters are still as they are Binge drinking and enjoying the life of a copper Snitches are hard to maintain and some go out of their way and something nasty happens to themBruen is as good as always I enjoyed the quotations Between chapters and how they gave a hint to the chapters content It sucks that there are only 7 books in this series and now I m heading to start the 5th book The Vixen about a female serial killer Pure Bruen genius When thinking about authors that write noir well, no one comes to mind quicker than Ken Bruen He has a remarkable ability to present us with characters that are rotten inside but still manages to makes us care for them In the Inspector Brant series we get to read about the despicable policeman who has little regard for the law, tramples over people as if they were a small bump on the road and acts as tough as any character out there But the mesmerizing part is that once you Pure Bruen genius When thinking about authors that write noir well, no one comes to mind quicker than Ken Bruen He has a remarkable ability to present us with characters that are rotten inside but still manages to makes us care for them In the Inspector Brant series we get to read about the despicable policeman who has little regard for the law, tramples over people as if they were a small bump on the road and acts as tough as any character out there But the mesmerizing part is that once you get to know him you see something in there that makes you a huge fan It is not only the main character that drives this series, we have a collection of mesmerizing characters joining the ensemble From the taciturn Roberts, who hits rock bottom in this book, to the explosive Falls, a police woman that mixes it up with the toughest guys, this series has it all It is not limited to the normal characters either, since Bruen likes to frequently introduce new faces and the bad guys are a riot and have their own surprising characteristics.I am convinced It doesn t matter what the story is in each book, Bruen can take any plot and make it riveting and dark as night This is no exception, and the cops are in pursuit of a ruthless killers who has picked them as a target As is usual the case, Bruen has no compunction about killing familiar characters, so brace yourself Whatever the case may be, those looking for a hard boiled crime novel cannot go wrong with this one

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