From the Back Cover
Bicycling journalist Miller is exiled from his big-city paper to small-town Crossmaheart. There, he is to replace another reporter, Jamie Milburn, who has disappeared – to no one's great surprise, since Crossmaheart is a notoriously fatal place in which to ask questions.
Miller aims to keep his head down, but as soon as he gets involved with Jamie's girlfriend Marie, that plan, and much else besides, begins to fall apart.
Darkly funny, romantic, disturbing and suspenseful, 'Cycle of Violence' is the brilliant new novel from the author of the bestselling 'Divorcing Jack'.
"An Ulster Carl Hiaasen"
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"A joy from start to finish…Witty, fast-paced and throbbing with menace, 'Divorcing Jack' reads like 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' rewritten for the '90s by Roddy Doyle"
"Will do for Belfast and South Armagh what Bram Stoker did for Transylvania"
"As sharp as a pint of snake-bite…manages to say more about the Troubles in 280 vivid pages than reams of earnest reportage ever could"
About the Author
Colin Bateman was born in Northern Ireland in 1962 and educated at Bangor Grammar School before joining the ‘County Down Spectator’, where he became the deputy editor until 1996. In 1990 he received a Journalist’s Fellowship to Oxford University for his reports from Uganda and has received a Northern Ireland Press Award for his weekly satirical column. He won the Betty Trask Award in 1994.