Once Were Cops

Once Were Cops

Book - 2008
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Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police force, known as The Guards. He's also a sociopath who walks a knife edge between sanity and all-out mayhem. When an exchange program is initiated and twenty Guards come to America and twenty cops from the States go to Ireland, Shay, as he's known, has his lifelong dream come true--he becomes a member of the NYPD. But Shay's dream is about to become New York's nightmare.

Paired with an unstable cop nicknamed Kebar for his liberal use of a short, lethal metal stick called a K-bar, the two unlikely partners become a devastatingly effective force in the war against crime.

But Kebar harbors a dangerous secret: he's sold out to the mob to help his sister. Her rape and beating leaves her in a coma and pushes an already unstable Kebar over the edge just as Shea's dark secrets threaten boil over and into the streets of New York.

Once Were Cops melds the street poetry of Brooklyn and Dublin into a fast-paced, incomparable hard-boiled novel. This is Ken Bruen at his best.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780312540173
0312540175
Characteristics: 294 p. ;,23 cm.

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seeker472
Mar 16, 2017

Another good read by Ken Bruen.

Leosrme Jul 10, 2014

I absolutely hated the style of writing of this book. I hated it so much that I read a chapter and I could not stand it any longer and gave up on it.

Written in double lined spacing, and the style was very choppy and hard to follow. Won't ever bother to try to read another of this author's books.

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loudem
Dec 25, 2013

At last, another great Bruen. This is what he is best at. Forget the cooperation with other authors. This book resemble the " White Trilogy". Just at great read.

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crazy_teacher
Mar 14, 2012

Not much of a leap from the Jack Taylor books; same style of writing.
Very good style, but not terribly different.

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