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St. Martin's, Jul 2004, 12.95, 272 pp. ISBN: 0312327269 The police psychiatrist asks South East Detective Sergeant Brant to talk about his tendency towards violence when the patient lights up a cigarette in the non-smoking office and head butts the shrink. As the Super lectures Chief Inspector Roberts over his failure to reign in Brant's abusiveness, the latter learns his wife died in a car accident. Super has his favorite poster, boy handsome ...
The Guards
St. Martin's, Jan 2003, 23.95, 304 pp. ISBN: 0312303556 In Galway, Ireland, Ann Henderson visits finder (there are no private detectives in this country) Jack Taylor in his office, a table at Grogan's Pub. Jack is an alcoholic former Garda who was fired for hitting a VIP. Ann hires Jack to look into the death of her beloved sixteen year old daughter Sarah, ruled a suicide. Ann does not believe her daughter would leave her so alone in life and ...