I didn't like this book that much. The main character does a lot of drugs and alcohol and the plot is hard to follow.
I'm reading this series out of order based on what I can get my hands on quickly. This is the third in the Jack Taylor series and was as good as the other two I've read. I love the way Bruen writes and Jack's character is very well written. I finished this last night and have already picked up Priest to start today. I very highly recommend. However, if you are offended by foul language and drug and alcohol use, this book is not for you.
This third installment of the Jack Taylor series finds Jack back to square one: hungover, renting the same room in Mrs. Bailey's hotel, and frequenting the one pub that hasn't kicked him out yet. An associate calls in a favor which requires that Jack locate a former employee of the Magdalen Laundries. As usual, things are not as they seem and Jack becomes the object of unwanted (and very violent) attention.
My love/hate relationship with Jack Taylor continues in this book. He is at times so despicable, yet it is hard not to admire his perverse sense of justice and (occasional) willingness to defend the innocent at his own expense. Any of the Jack Taylor books are like two books in one: the first is a fictional crime story, and the second is a readers' guide to crime fiction. Jack Taylor is not many things but he is a veritable encyclopedia of literature.