No More Heroes Ray Banks


Published: November 21st 2013

Kindle Edition

267 pages


No More Heroes  by  Ray Banks

No More Heroes by Ray Banks
November 21st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 267 pages | ISBN: | 6.75 Mb

The third novel in Ray Bankss highly acclaimed Cal Innes series.Its Manchesters hottest summer on record and while Cal Innes evicts families on behalf of local slum lord Donald Plummer, the English National Socialists stir up racial tensions to breaking point. A firebomb attack at a Plummer property thrusts Cal into the spotlight as he saves a child from the burning building. But when Plummer enlists his help to track down the arsonists, Cal finds himself dealing with more than the ENS and his rapidly overwhelming codeine addiction.

Times running out and the temperature keeps rising. Manchester needs a hero and Cal Innes is the closest it has.PRAISE FOR RAY BANKSS CAL INNES NOVELSRay Banks writes with harshness, humour and elegance, and his punchy dialogue teems with vigorous authenticity.

– The TimesTough and assured . . . Banks is updating the noir novel with an utterly original sensibility.- Publishers WeeklyBleakly, desperately funny, Ray Banks offers us a glimpse of what Samuel Beckett might have read like had he turned his hand to crime fiction.- Crime Always PaysRay Banks’s writing is a dark delight, and Saturdays Child is like blunt surgery from a cricket bat. Fast, hard, packed with madcap violence and twisted humor, it’s a bone-jarring ride through England’s bleak underbelly.- Patrick Quinlan, author of SmokedSaturdays Child is a knock-out, written with the kind of energy and passion that far too few writers can muster.

Fresh and fierce, it raises the bar for hardboiled fiction on both sides of the Atlantic.- New York Times Bestseller Laura Lippman, author of What The Dead KnowSaturdays Child is fascinating, fresh and darkly funny. It will be an exotic entertainment for American readers of hard-boiled detective fiction.- Thomas Perry, author of NightlifeBanks wields language with a knifefighters precision, with much the same result.

From the first words to the last, this book flashes brilliantly.- Don Winslow, The Power Of The Dog and The Winter of Frankie Machine.Banks is part of the post-Rankin generation for whom hardboiled is not just a state of mind but a reality. Tough-guy colloquial prose and a pace fast enough to skin a rabbit, at the service of a tale of down-and-dirty realism: this is fiery stuff.- Maxim Jakubowski, The GuardianThe writings so urgent, so brutal, and just so obscenely real that it creates a whole new kind of dark for a genre thats become a trifle stagnated in recent years.

Hence this is a book anyone whos fallen out of love with the genre in these recent times, where the old quality has been severely lacking, simply needs to read.- Chris Pickering, Bookmunch...terrific, brooding and chilling prose-Tom Adair, The Scotsman...a fine example of energetic, visceral and compelling storytelling...

This is properly thrilling stuff.- The Big Issue In ScotlandLets make this official then: Saturdays Child is not only an excellent book, but it manages to do something which is damn near impossible to pull off: keep straight two first-person POVs written in different tenses and completely different dialects. Wait for the cricket bat, but the real gems are the incredibly strong voice, Cals further descent into hell and how profoundly screwed up families can really be.- Sarah Weinman in her Idiosyncratic Pick Of The Week.

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