Ken Bruen, THE DEVIL. I love Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor series. When it's good, it rises to a fine literary novel level. It reads like poetry at times. It delves into some of the darkest corners of the human mind without ever forgetting what is great about being human. It is also funny while it is bitter. I have said elsewhere that in this series Bruen doesn't write noir, as everyone claims. Noir is a fad at the moment, but basically it's simple stuff. It's sex and murder. This is more complex.
However, in this novel Jack, the lost soul, goes out to kill the devil. Yes, Lucifer! Make of that what you will, but it's still a terrific read. :)
Has anyone been reading the John Cleaver series by Dan Wells? I polished off all three books in the series by audiobook on a road trip. Interesting spin on the supernatural crime thriller.
I started reading Jo Nesbo's The Redbreast last week and I'm about half-way through it. It's very intriguing, I don't know what's going on. It jumps back and forth between the year 2000 and the second world war. The detective, Harry Hole, is one of those lovable rogue characters and I think I'll be moving onto another one of his cases very soon after finishing this one.
However, I plan to tackle Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy next.