[PDF] Cross Jack Taylor #6 AUTHOR Ken Bruen
Download µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Â Ken BruenSolve a mystery of why the dogs in a neighborhood are going missing and who crucified some poor 18 year old kid And since it s a Jack Taylor book you can expect that neither is going to go well Cross by Ken Bruen is the 6th book in The Jack Taylor seriesJack Taylor is a character with an abundance of flaws whom is fighting ongoing Additions This Again Is A This again is a enthralling and engaging book which to me is all about the dialogueSuch lines as My father would have turned in his grave to know the day had come when we paid for water on an island surrounded by the bloody stuff and lashed by rain most days of the year You can easily get caught p with this series Jack Taylor is changing Shattered by the shooting of Cody the young man who came to him for a chance Jack feels for Cody like a man would for his natural son Cody is comatose in hospital and even though he didn t pull the trigger Jack feels responsible for Cody s fate This has given him a real reason and he s given To Kiss a Sheik up drinking smoking and drugs Jack s not pretending it s hard and he s not found an exactly normal way of resisting a drink but he s serious and he s really trying Assual with Jack he s pulled into strange events and strange places A young boy was crucified in Galway City and despite everyone s shock and horror despite the Church being scandalised and vocal no action is ever taken by the Guards His old friend #Ridge comes to him to ask him to investigate she can t live with the idea that nothing is being done #comes to him to ask him to investigate she can t live with the idea that nothing is being done this boy and when his sister is burned alive Jack s not able to leave well enough alone as well There s something about Jack that makes stuff happen around him and the main theme the murder of this young brother and sister is only part of what is going on in Jack s life As he roams Galway on the case he finds himself in his old haunts rubbing The Playboys Virgin (Australian Playboys up against old combatants and associates glimpses of his old life and the starkness of a sober future in less than sober circumstances The ghosts of Jack s past are never adverse to giving a good scaring or an even bigger beating Finding the answer to who kills so horribly isn t so hard Deciding what to do about it isn t so easy Choosing his own future is even harder CROSS continues many of the storylines that started out in PRIEST Reading PRIEST first will give you a little context to what is happening with Jack Taylor but if you haven t read it then don tse that as a reason not to pick The Creed Legacy (Montana Creeds, up CROSS Ken Bruen s books are not the easiest reading in the world they are confrontational Jack has a self destructive streak which can be frustrating and the world that he comes from is bleak and violent inhabited by some damaged and brutal people But there is also kindness friendship care and concern for others There s brutal reality Ken Bruen s books are however fantastic reading and CROSS raises that tradition just that little bit higher I cannot recommend this series highly enough if you like stark reality if you can handle one man making his own decisions about his own life contrary to what everybody else thinks he should do including the reader then do yourself a favour and read CROSS Season 3 opens with a young man found crucified and Kate asks Jack to meet with the victim s mother who is not satisfied with the direction of the police inuiry Jack reluctantly allows Kate s cousin Darragh to assist him in the investigation getting them all involved too deep Description Jack Taylor brings death and pain The Guards though theirs is annorthodox relationship When she tells him that a boy has been crucified in Galway city he agrees to help her search for the killerJack's investigations take him to many of his old haunts where he encounters ghosts dead and living Everyone wants something from him but Jac. I cannot get enough of Jack Taylor This series by Ken Bruen is so darned good Jack is vulnerable a reforming alcoholic a haunted man So many events in his life since being kicked out of the Guards have left him in a bad place Cannot say too much so many threads run through this series and I don t want to spoil it for any reader who is th I could only do so much anguish before I went searching for a ropeDamn I love this seriesNo review here just a bunch of spots I highlighted I ve seen many men women too wrecked by booze their faces a testament to all that hell has to offer but this guy he was like those photos of Bukowski in his last days Not good Beneath the ruin I d hazard he was only thirty or so but the red eyes had seen things that a century of hurt might accomplish Paddy is one of the strongest whiskeys and the scent was overpowering I held the cup to I normally love Ken Bruen s Jack Taylor novels They are noir with an Irish brogue and feature a great protagonist in Jack Taylor Alcoholic and self destructive Taylor struggles to keep it together while doing the odd detective job for friends and acuaintances on the mean streets of Galway Ireland Be forewarned these are not mysteries and truth be told there s not much detecting going on either You read a Jack Taylor book for the one liners cultural observations and to savor the dialogue They tend to be violent morally ambiguous and dark This one is darker than most and Taylor s trials and tribulations reach such biblical proportions during the book that you wonder just what he s done to piss God off so much A #LITTLE TOO DEPRESSING TO GIVE IT #too depressing to give it 3 stars and the solution to who the killers are is handled lazily by even Bruen s lax standards I m becoming and torn about how to rate the Jack Taylor books I just keep going for four stars for each one I am enjoying them some probably than others but I m not sure if I can say which ones are better than other ones Maybe this is going to be a bit of a spoiler but there are certain things that keep happening in the books that are making them slightly predictable in ways that should be npredictable I ll give this one credit it doesn t go for the same sort of ending that the last couple of books do I m not exactly sure why these books have been p for any mystery type awards As one of my goodreads friends says they are masuerading as mystery novels It s true They are There are mysteries in them but Jack Taylor doesn t really ever solve them Usually they kind of solve themselves as Jack Taylor goes about his life wrecking intentional and "Unintentional Havoc On Himself And "havoc on himself and he comes in contact with The books sort of follow the pattern Jack Taylor has given The Millionaires Seductive Revenge (Australian Millionaires, up this whole business of trying to help people and solve anything and instead deal with the added guilt and destruction his last case has left him with but then something happens and agrees to look into something His life gets worse and by some roundabout waysually someone doing research for him the case is solved In between he struggles with being a Bukowski level alcoholic tells a chain smoking priest to fuck off possibly gets the shit kicked out of him maybe gets all of his
books destroyed attends a funeral for his dwindling number of friends listens to a lot of depressingdestroyed attends a funeral for his dwindling number of friends listens to a lot of depressing and muses about books to himself In other words it s kind of awesome to read but not if you are expecting a mystery novel In this chapter of the Jack Taylor chronicles he tries to. Cross kros n v adj 1 an ancient instrument of torture2 in a very bad humour3 a punch thrown across an opponent's punchJack Taylor brings death and pain to everyone he loves His only hope of redemption his surrogate son Cody is lying in hospital in a coma At least he still has Ridge his old friend from.
O everyone he loves His only hope of redemption his surrogate son Cody is lying in hospital in a coma At least he still has Ridge his old friend from the Guards though theirs is an The Drifter unorthodox relationship When she tells him that a boy has been crucified in Galway city he agrees to help her search for the killerJack s investigations take him to many of his old haunts where he encounters ghosts dead and living Everyone wants something from him but Jack is not sure he has anything left to give Maybe he should sellp pocket his Euros and get the hell out of Galway like everyone else seems to be doingThen the sister of the murdered boy is burned to death and Jack decides he must hunt down the killer if only to administer his own brand of rough justice Ken Bruen s Cross the sixth outing in a series featuring Jack Taylor an ex Garda who moonlights as a maladroit private eye finds our hero in the Up Close and Personal usual Galway gutter and by book s end as is the pattern with this mystery series Taylor manages to nearly claw his way out before the certain cruelty of existence kicks his teeth down his throat and sends him tumbling back into the mud and the blood and the beer Yes this is my idea of pitching a bookNever have I ever been to Ireland but there are certain aspects of this series that ring true to me and is the reason I stick around despite Bruen s sometimes spotty writing style I don t want to make too much out of the horrors of my Roman Catholicpbringing because I lived a nice pleasant suburban life with parents who were decent human beings that did any and everything they could for me but at the same time I completely nderstand the deep sense of guilt that plagues Taylor Not that I have killed people the innocent and the guilty betrayed friends watched loved one after loved one die terribly right before my eyes pushed away any sign of meaningful relationships or wasted years of my life on drugs and booze but I am still young so give me some timeIn any case the Roman Catholic guilt is a weird animal it sucks feeling like you should be apologizing for most of your actions no matter what it is they are or #For The Mistakes Of Others And Without #the mistakes of others and without too much out of my own ass I propose that the Roman Catholic guilt became compounded into a shared national Irish guilt Or at least that s the Ireland in Bruen s novels a land of self loathing misanthropes who wallow in their own bitterness and prejudicesbut then again isn t that like most placesIf you are wondering what the actual plot of this book is about then know it involves a family of killers who crucify a young man and then burn another woman alive along the way Taylor finds a very thin excuse to pretend like he s investigating the murders Mostly Taylor thinks about drinking fights to stay sober struggles with the abattoir of rage and resentment inside his skull hates himself tries not to hate everyone around him and thinks about God and dying and drinkingIt s that last sentence along with my hmming about guilt which keeps me coming back to this flawed yet all too human series of tragedies masuerading as mystery novels Oh how I ve missed Jack Taylor This book is just what the librarian ordered I really enjoy Jack s cynicism his lamenting the changes in Galway his irreverent relationship with religion his strength resisting Jameson and a pint and his ability to overcome In this book if something could go wrong it does Changes are afoot for Jack Let s hope his dreams work out. K is not sure he has anything left to give Maybe he should sell p pocket his Euros and get the hell out of Galway like everyone else seems to be doingThen the sister of the murdered boy is burned to death and Jack decides he must hunt down the killer if only to administer his own brand of rough justic. ,