The Rage by Gene Kerrigan
(World Noir)

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The doings of cops and crooks are shown in alternating scenes that flash past with cinematic speed. Thanks to Mr. Kerrigan's sharp lens, fleeting figures stand out in sharp relief...
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Synopsis

Vincent Naylor, just released from jail, resumes doing what he does best, planning for an armored car robbery. Bob Tidey, an honest policeman, discouraged by his colleagues making deals with criminals and about to commit perjury, is investigating the murder of a crooked banker. A call from an old acquaintance will change his course of investigation. Maura Coady, 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.
 

About Gene Kerrigan

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Gene Kerrigan is a Dublin writer. He has been a journalist for over thirty years, Journalist of the Year in 1985 and 1990, and is the author of Another Country, This Great Little Nation (with Pat Brennan), Never Make a Promise You Can't Break: How to Succeed in Irish Politics, and the novel, Little Criminals.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by Europa Editions. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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WSJ online

Good
Reviewed by Tom Nolan on Feb 08 2013

The doings of cops and crooks are shown in alternating scenes that flash past with cinematic speed. Thanks to Mr. Kerrigan's sharp lens, fleeting figures stand out in sharp relief...

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Above average
Reviewed by John Powers on Feb 06 2013

Like all of Kerrigan's novels, The Rage tackles a large theme — what it means to be honest in a society that isn't, where morality has become a gray zone.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Jenny Hilborne on Feb 05 2013

The Rage is a superbly written crime thriller filled with action and suspense. The skilful prose draws the reader into the emotions of a complex and multilayered cast, and provides an engrossing look at life on the mean streets of Ireland.

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