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In this introduction to the dark and seamy underbelly of Galway and the tortured world of Jack Taylor, the beautiful Anne Henderson comes into Jack´s local pub and asks him to find her missing daughter.
Before long, Jack is submerged in the grimy secret lives of Galway's outwardly respectable middleclass citizens. The plot thickens when the bodies of four girls turn up in the river and Jack´s old paratrooper friend Sutton arrives in Galway, luring Jack back into trouble.
When Jack´s favourite barman then dies under mysterious circumstances, everything Jack believes in begins to unravel, making him question even those closest to him.
"The Pikemen" finds Irish private investigator Jack Taylor back in Galway one year after "The Guards" and straight into another dark, twisted murder investigation. He promises his mother's friend to look into the suspicious death of her son who fell from scaffolding at a construction site, and soon discovers the Pikemen - a secret group of vigilantes who pursue justice outside the law. Jack's trail to the truth fuels his various opponents' fury and stimulates escalating violence and danger that threaten to destroy him. Luckily he's assisted by his new "apprentice" detective, Cody an eager young studeent who admires and emulates the grizzled detective.
Jack Taylor is hired by Maggie McCarthy, the daughter of a recently deceased former inmate at St Monica's, an infamous Magdalen laundry in Galway. Maggie wishes to identify a sadistic nun mentioned in her late mother's diary, known only as Lucifer, who worked at the asylum during the early 1960s and took pleasure in torturing its inmates. As the diary reveals the depth of Lucifer's brutality, Jack and Cody discover a 50-year-old family secret that lead them to the nun's identity, and an unexpected connection to the recent deaths of two brothers.
The impossible has happened: Jack is living clean and dating a mature woman – rumour suggests he is even attending mass! The accidental deaths of two students appear random, tragic events, except that in each case a copy of a book by John Millington Synge is found beneath the body. Jack begins to believe that a calculating killer is out there, enticing him to play…
The decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway church horrifies even the most jaded citizen. Jack, devastated by a recent trauma of personal loss, has always believed himself to be beyond salvation. An eerie mix of exorcism, a predatory stalker, and an unlikely attraction conspires to lure him into a murderous web of dark conspiracies
"Shot Down" is based on Ken Bruen's book 'The Killing of the Tinkers' and follows Jack's attempts to help an eleven year old traveller girl named Rosie who witnessed her mother's murder but has suppressed the memory.
As Jack investigates, he attempts to unlock the secrets of Rosie's damaged mind, while dealing with a traveller feud and racing against time to find the killer before he strikes again.