- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1285 KB
- Print Length: 313 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Marble City Publishing (11 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DD5TR3A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #454,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dodge (The Ger Mayes Crime Novels Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The characters, particularly Ger's, are vividly drawn, consistent and believable. You can almost smell the halitosis and tobacco breath from some of them.
The backgrounds are filled in with the skill of a comic inker, providing a sharp and clear set against which the story unfolds. And it does unfold! Some writers allow their plots and stories to unravel; not Ruby. The pace is hectic and the chapter breaks are just right - leading to my only doing half of what I planned to do today so I could reach the end.
If you like a gritty, pacey, well-written crime story without unnecessary twists and turns, you won't regret reading this.
Barnes at his grim and gruesome best and worth at least 6 out of 10.Getting Out of Dodge
The Romanians are back too with their funny trousers, there's a complication with a beautiful prostitute, a dodgy job on offer and a serious love interest to meddle with Ger's mind and lead him along a winding path of passion, crime and hard cash. A volatile mix.
Skillfully continued from Peril, I was kept thoroughly entertained to the very last page. The writing is sharp and witty, and the plot builds to a surprising, gripping climax.
Crime thriller is not a genre I'm normally drawn to, but these novels have a unique blend. Barnes has us rooting for Mayes and his hapless plans throughout. He's an anti-hero, but a very human one.
I totally loved it.
Ger returns to Kilkenny, unwittingly buys the house formerly owned by a notorious child molester, hitches his fortunes to a local firm of gangsters, has sex with unsuitable women, launders the proceeds of a bank robbery, brushes with the trade in trafficked women, and encounters once more the extremely dangerous Romanians. Nothing we know about Ger guarantees a happy outcome - only some thrills and laughs on the way there.
This a cracking read, written with pace, humour and economy. It is marked by Ruby Barnes trademarks: artful use of language, sharp characterisation, wit and a wonderful sense of place. His realisation of Kilkenny is a tour de force that is weirdly convincing in turning a provincial Irish town into the capital of the Mob and exposing the dark side of modern Ireland. Very highly recommended.
His little lad still makes most of the major decisions along the way and despite the jams he fell into into before, he settles into a new life in Kilkenny with almost exactly the same degree of denial. It seems that many of his life decisions are being made for him and not always to his own best interest. His choices of friends and business associates, lined up against a wall, would spell doom for anyone else, but not for Ger.
Ger remains one of my favorite characters in recent fiction, and at read's end, there is just enough carrot left dangling on the end of the stick (even a tiny bit of redemption), to keep me anxious for the next book. I can easily recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a tight-paced caper and has a sense of humor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great read. Barnes writes an interesting story line with strange characters doing odd things but it comes together nicely. Looking forward to reading more about Ger Mayes soon.Published 13 months ago by blue29
Another adventure with the anti-hero Ger Mayes who is incapable of ever making the right decisions or doing anything for the right reason. Read morePublished on 1 Aug. 2013 by LondonReader
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