The Killing of the Tinkers
St. Martin's, Jan 2004, 22.95, 256 pp.
Jack Taylor left the GUARDS and Galway for London to sober up and redeem himself while starting over. Now a year later, he slinks back to Galway, but a pint keeps beckoning him as his old haunts call him until he finally surrenders to the siren of his favorite pub. He is mentally lower than he ever has been.
The tinker Sweeper wants to engage Jack's services to stop the serial killer an...