CHARACTERS Ç The Rage É [Download] ✤ The Rage By Gene Kerrigan – Vincent Naylor just released from jail resumes doing what he does best planning for an ard car robbery Bob Tidey an honest policeman discouraged by his colleagues making deals with criminals and about Vincent Naylor just released from jail resumes doing what hVincent Naylor just released from jail resumes doing what he does best planning for an ard car robbery Bob Tidey an honest policeman discouraged by his colleagues making dea. This is an excellent police procedural set in contemporary Ireland where the high flying Irish economy has collapsed into a heap leaving a trail of destruction and desperation in its wakeAs the book opens Detective Sergeant Bob Tidey is caught in an act of perjury when he claims that he did not see an act of possible police brutality that occurred in a bar where he was having a drink The conseuences of his action remain to be determined Meanwhile a corrupt banker who was caught up in the financial collapse is shot to death in his expensive home and Tidey is assigned to the case It's very uickly going to take him in a direction that his superiors would rather not go leaving Tidey in yet another bindAs Tidey wrestles with these problems a minor criminal named Vincent Naylor is released from prison where he has been serving a sentence for assault Naylor is a bit older and considerably wiser as a result of his stint in prison and he emerges with a new sense of discipline With his older brother he plots an audacious and clever crime and he is determined to ignore any distraction that might have earlier compromised his chances of successAt the same time an elderly nun is wrestling with her conscience over actions she took years earlier in the service of the church One afternoon she sees something out her window that troubles her and she calls Bob Tidey whom she knows from an earlier incident This sets into motion a string of developments that will have enormous conseuences for significant numbers of peopleIt would be unfair to say anything beyond that but Gene Kerrigan has created a great cast of very believable characters and inserted them into an especially intriguing plot Additionally his commentary about the current social and economic climate in Ireland seems dead on This is a book that won the Gold Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for Best Crime Novel of 2012 and it should appeal to large numbers of crime fiction fans

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Ls with criminals and about to commit perjury is investigating the murder of a crooked banker A call from an old acuaintance will change his course of investigation Maura Coa. The fourth and thus far the last I believe of Gene Kerrigan's crime novels – it is a touch slower than the first three but still first rate If you like the genre Kerrigan should go to the very very top of your TBR list


The RageDy a retired nun living on regrets and bad memories sees something that she can't ignore and decides to tell someone She makes a phone call that sets in motion a violent fate. A cop manipulates the system to stop an enraged killer neatly contrasted against post financial crisis Ireland where an upper class of bankers and politicos manipulate the system to keep down an enraged working class The robbery of an armoured car is a highlight very little action but adrenaline filled nonetheless A great reminder of how crime fiction is great for studying contemporary social issues though the scene where the cop converses with the former nun about what it’s like to belong to an organization that suddenly loses the public’s trust was a little too on the noseFrom Rageview spoilerFrom the window of his apartment Bob Tidey’s view was of a short stretch of Glasnevin Road There was only so much to be got from watching cars shoot past and the progress of the occasional pedestrian had little to offer In the background the radio was babbling Morning Ireland was finishing an interview with a minister for something or other The minister kept saying there was no alternative The interviewer moved on to an economist who worked for a bank who began by saying he agreed with the politician it was the only game in town Tidey reached out and stabbed a button on the front of the radio jumping to Country Mix FM where Christy Moore was singing ‘John O’Dreams’ hide spoiler