A gripping new thriller set in credit-crunch Dublin, from the master of hardboiled Irish noir
Vincent Naylor is a professional thief, as confident as he is reckless. Just ten days out of jail, and he's preparing his next robbery. But his plan is already unravelling.
While investigating the murder of a crooked banker, Detective Sergeant Bob Tidey gets a call from an old acquaintance, Maura Coady. The retired nun believes there's something suspicious happening in the Dublin backstreet where she lives alone.
Maura's call inadvertently unleashes a storm of violence that will engulf Vincent Naylor and force Tidey to make a deadly choice.
The Rage is a masterpiece of suspense, told against the background of a country's shameful past and its troubled present.
“A stunning novel. Here at last is the Irish Chandler. Naylor is a villain worthy of Elmore Leonard in his prime. And the novel sings, even the violence is a piece of lyrical artistry. A book that is indeed tough, in your face but it is the sheer tenderness that lingers”
“The Rage is a gripping thriller written with such authority and authenticity that it almost feels like documentary. If you love crime fiction, you owe it to yourself to read Gene Kerrigan”
“Kerrigan's bruising depiction of Dublin's underbelly is wrought with hard-boiled lyricism”
“Pacy...cuts close to the bone”
“Written in Kerrigan's trademark, sparse style, it rattles along the way all good crime fiction should.”
The Irish Independent
“What marks this book out is the page-turning combination of tension, threats of violence, strong writing and rattling pace”
Russell James, Crimetime