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❂ [EPUB] ✺ The Guards By Ken Bruen ➛ – Apolloonline.co Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Síochána—the Guards Ireland’s police force—and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug Jack Taylor is stuck inStill stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Síochána—the Guards Ireland’s police force—and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to In his sober moments Jack aspires to become Ireland’s best private investigator not to mention its first—Irish history full of betrayal and espionage discourages any profession so closely related to informing But in truth Jack is teet.

Ering on the brink of his life’s sharpest edges his memories of the past cutting deep into his soul and his prospects for the future nonexistentNonexistent that is until a dazzling woman walks into the bar with a strange reuest and a rumor about Jack’s talent for finding things Odds are he won’t be able to climb off his barstool long enough to get involved with his radiant new client but when he surprises himself by getting hired Jack has little idea of what he’s ge.

guards kindle The Guards eBookEring on the brink of his life’s sharpest edges his memories of the past cutting deep into his soul and his prospects for the future nonexistentNonexistent that is until a dazzling woman walks into the bar with a strange reuest and a rumor about Jack’s talent for finding things Odds are he won’t be able to climb off his barstool long enough to get involved with his radiant new client but when he surprises himself by getting hired Jack has little idea of what he’s ge.

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MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ Ken Bruen born in Galway in 1951 is the author of The Guards 2001 the highly acclaimed first Jack Taylor novel He spent twenty five years as an English teacher in Africa Japan SE Asia and South America His novel Her Last Call to Louis Mac Niece 1997 is in production for Pilgrim Pictures his White Trilogy has been bought by Channel 4 and The Guards is to be filmed in Ireland by De

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  1. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookThis was different Interestingly differentThe main character Jack Taylor is the usual damaged soul sacked from the police and working in a type of private investigator role He is than usually damaged being a chronic alcoholic inclined to go on benders which take him out of society for anything up to a week at a time His attempts to stay sober are well meant but it is obvious he is never going to make it on his ownSince the narrative is told in the first person the reader gets a lot of information about Jack's inner f


  2. James Thane James Thane says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookJack Taylor has been thrown out of the Irish police force the Garda Siochana because his drinking got out of control Ireland has virtually no private investigators because of the cultural abhorrence of informers so Jack becomes the next best thing He is an expert at finding things that is when he can climb off of his bar stool long enough to take a job Then one day a beautiful woman walks into the Galway pub where Jack hangs his hat and asks to hire himThe woman whose name is Ann has recently lost her daughter Sarah The girl's death has been ruled a suicide but Ann cannot accept that and asks Taylor to look into it He agrees and uickly discovers that several other young women have also apparently committed suicide at the same spot In and around some serious bouts of drinking and a couple of hospitalizations Jack investigates Sarah's death determined to provide some closure for the girl's mother As is always the case in a book like this he winds up getting


  3. Pamela Pamela says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookI found this book to be predictable boring derivativeInsert a random passage from some other mystery novel hereThe main character is the jaw dropping original yeah right alcoholic lonely ex copInsert lyrics from a random song hereThe writer's style of using lists is annoying pretentious distracting Insert random uotes here for no discernable reason other than to pump up the word countI will be reading of this author when pigs fly Hell freezes over rea Never mind You get the idea The best thing I can say about The Guards is that it's short with all the white space from those annoying lists and the large hunks of borroweduoted material it's much shorter than its 304 pages lead you to believe Even so it's a waste of time


  4. Brenda Brenda says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookThis had an unusual writing style that I enjoyed It was relatively short so a uick read Not a murder mystery but a character driven story Jack Taylor is a raging alcoholic but there’s still goodness in him I will be reading another in this series just to see what has angered Jack so badly


  5. Melki Melki says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBook See that lover standingStaring at the groundHe's looking for the real thingLies were all he foundYou can get the real thingIt will only cost a poundDown where the drunkards rollDown where the drunkards roll If you're looking for chills and thrills or a sharp investigative police procedural this is NOT the book you're looki


  6. Minty McBunny Minty McBunny says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookAt first I found this bookAnnoyingPretentiousFrustratingbut then in spite of myself I started to like Jack warts and all and had to smile at his affectations and his horrible flawed behaviors I felt like the story was of a character study than a mystery or thriller but I liked it that way What went on in Jack's head and in his life was interesting to me than the mystery he was investigating Jack's internal struggles and interpersonal relationships were compelling than many a thriller I have read of late I will definitely sign on for of this series


  7. TXGAL1 TXGAL1 says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookThis is the second time I read the first book in a series that I had grown to really enjoy because of the TV versionAnd this is the second time I was disappointed Every thing about THE GUARDS was sad Jack Taylor the people the situations the structure of the book it was depressingI've not been lucky enough in life to make it to Ireland but I'll bet it is beautiful and the people are wonderful


  8. Cphe Cphe says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookI've heard about this series for ages and was really glad to see the novel offered for kindle by Endeavour Press There is a mystery involved with this start to the Jack Taylor series but the fascination is with the character Jack Taylor himself The mystery t


  9. Steve Steve says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookThe blurbs on the back of Ken Bruen's novel The Guards are impressive Boston Teran James Crumley and T Jefferson Parker who all weigh in with thumbs up And these are wonderful writers who have written fine books that I really admire So I'm mystified over their enthusiasm In contrast what I found in The Guards was a loosely told story about a drunk cop w


  10. Josh Josh says:

    MOBI apolloonline.co Õ The Guards PDF µ guards kindle, The Guards eBookThis is the third time I've read THE GUARDS and it just keeps getting better Jack Taylor dishonorably discharged from the guards after having physically assaulted a member of high standing succumbs further to the allure of the drink; that bottomless pit of clouded reality seen through shot and pint glasses alike It's this downfall that leads to his new profession albeit and informal one that of a private detective His office; the pub His clientele; the downright desperate Enter Ann an attractive woman who is wanting justice for her deceased 16yr old daughter a suspected suicide which turns out to be anything but once Jack does a little digging The patterns emerge the guilty are judged and Jack has blood on his handsThere is something about the Jack Taylor series that keeps me coming back for Jack a tainted soul with good intentions when it suits is an addictive character both literally and fictionally His constant ability


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