By Declan Burke
Downscale deepest dick Harry Rigby starts off tossing out wisecracks like lit packets of firecrackers on web page considered one of this Irish crime tale, and he doesn't enable up till the final sordid plot strand is singed into submission. In either the discussion and first-person narration, Rigby resembles the gin-soaked love baby of Rosalind Russell and William Powell--except he smokes pot rather than swilling martinis. Rigby's incessant linguistic pyrotechnics might sound like obnoxious overkill to a few. yet readers who roll with the patter--'I desired to ask how come blondes by no means obtained round to dyeing their eyebrows yet her eyes have been closed and the gash in her throat ran six inches east to west'--will locate it riding the tale ahead at an exciting speed. That's a very good factor, because the plot's a convoluted mess of sour backstabbing between inventory ne'er-do-wells sniffing after a bootleg drug concession. yet Rigby is a successful protagonist, and the underlying fight along with his memorably sociopathic brother, Gonzo, is helping make this a wild journey worthy taking.""-Booklist
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