The Ghosts of Galway by Ken Bruen

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Read The Ghosts of Galway Online Free - Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. In need of money, and with former cop on his resume, Jack has been hired as a night-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for some off-the-books work. He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, The Red Book, currently in the possession of a rogue priest who is hiding out in Galway after fleeing a position at the Vatican. Despite Jack's distaste for priests of any stripe, the money is too good to turn down. Em, the many-faced woman who has had a vise on Jack's heart and mind for the past two years, reappears and turns out to be entangled with the story of The Red Book, too, leading Jack down ever more mysterious and lethal pathways.
It seems all sides are angling for a piece of Jack Taylor, but as The Ghosts of Galway twists toward a violent end, he is increasingly plagued by ghosts--by the disposable and disposed of in a city filled with as much darkness as the deepest corners of Jack's own mind.

Title : The Ghosts of Galway
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ISBN : 0802127339
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Karl rated it ★★★★☆

November 07, 2017

You can look it up. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture 41,700,000 cows and calves were killed for food in the year 2000, as well as 115,200,000 pigs and 4,300,000 sheep, for a total of 161,200,000. These statistics are also expected to continue to rise. We have no idea h...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

September 15, 2017

Jack Taylor was once a garda, was great friends with a fellow Garda, Ridge, and once had a great deal of pride. No more! Now he is broken down in body and spirit, uses profanity prodigiously, and freely imbibes his beloved Jameson's and pints despite doctors warning his health was greatly as risk...

Sandy rated it ★★★★☆

August 19, 2017

After the last book in this series, readers were left wondering if ex-Gardaí Jack Taylor had finally met his match. Jack’s always been his own worst enemy & it looked like years of hard living had finally caught up with him. But very little in Jack’s life ever turns out as planned which is go...

Kathy rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 2018

Thirteenth in the Jack Taylor noir mystery series and revolving around one messed-up ex-Garda. My Take Jesus, this is grim. It doesn’t help that I’ve missed (how did I do that??) the last two Jack Taylors. Don’t read this one without reading Green Hell (11) and The Emerald Lie (12). It was too...

Dave rated it ★★★☆☆

September 29, 2017

Ghosts of Galway is the thirteenth book in Bruen's series. It is a gritty, misty tale that often slips into stream-of-consciousness and reminisces. I was not particularly taken with this novel, but that may be the problem with starting a series after the first dozen books and not knowing the back...

Kirsty 📚📖❤️ rated it ★★★★★

June 11, 2017

This book was far too short! I'm just going to have to read the previous two and any other works to enjoy more of this author. So another new author to me and another back catalogue to be added to the TBR pile. It just flows so well. The writing is different to many books I've read so far with it...

Judy rated it ★★★★☆

September 19, 2017

Many thanks to NetGalley, Grove Atlantic and Mysterious Press for the opportunity to read a digital galley of this novel. I did what most followers of a certain author will tell you not to do. I began reading Ken Bruen with book thirteen in this series featuring Jack Taylor. And I survived. Actual...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

October 22, 2017

3.5 stars This is not my favorite book but it moves at a rapid rate and keeps your attention throughout. The staccato writing was difficult for me to adjust to but I did love all the literary allusions. “It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s simply that they have a wonderful lack of respect f...

Tim rated it ★★★★☆

May 12, 2017

I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley to review. THE GHOSTS OF GALWAY by Ken Bruen is the 13th book in the Jack Taylor series, and finds Jack working as a security guard, and bored to tears until he gets a call from the big boss to look into the disappearance of a valuable...

Alan rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2017

“It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s simply that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.” – Brendan Behan Jack Taylor returns in “The Ghosts of Galway” with the “lack of respect” to which author Ken Bruen alludes in his Behan quote, but also with a healthy dose of...

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