"Linskey has done for Newcastle what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh. . . . The writing is as fast and furious as a well-oiled machine gun. This alone is impressive, but he also possesses a talent for character development that elevates the story to a new level. An impressive and intelligent debut." --"New York Journal of Books" on "The Drop"
"Intense, riveting sequel"-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Top-notch gangster fiction from a writer to watch." -- "Booklist"
About the Author
Howard Linskey has worked as a barman, journalist, catering manager and marketing manager for a celebrity chef, as well as in a variety of sales and account management jobs. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites on a number of subjects. Howard's debut novel, 'The Drop', was published by No Exit in 2011. 'The Damage' is his follow-up novel, following the fortunes of David Blake, Newcastle gangster. Originally from Ferryhill in County Durham, he now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Alison and daughter Erin. Howard is a long-suffering Newcastle United fan and Mike Ashley is not on his Christmas card list.