There's just something about Ken's writing and his characters that reaches into me...
There's not much to speak of in terms of plot, but I was so caught up with Bruen's storytelling and voice that it obliterated everything else. There's no story? No big deal. The characters are an archetype? Most of them are, at their core. But the voice, the sheer, barely concealed rage of it, is what grabbes me.
Ken Bruen is still writing some of the most original, noir, gritty and visceral crime fiction there is about at the moment.
Hard-Boil at its best.