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Brisbane, 1984: Jim Harris is a hard-drinking Australian detective on his way to a nervous breakdown. Every day, he works alongside corrupt policeman and dangerous crooks. That is, until a brutal murder case starts to unravel his career, bringing past indiscretions to light. Alone, afraid and out-of-control, Harris makes a pact with himself: four days to locate the killer, four days to take revenge and four days to find redemption.
"A streamlined epic of sex, violence and corruption told with lean, elegant prose and featuring a harrowing climax that will blister your eyeballs." -- Jedidiah Ayres, author of PECKERWOOD and FIERCE BITCHES
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Iain Ryan grew up in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. He predominantly writes in the hardboiled/noir genre and his work has been previously published by Akashic Books Online (New York) and Crime Factory (Melbourne).Review:
"One day, someone will come up with a word which goes deeper and darker than 'noir', and it might fit this debut novel. For now, the French word will have to do. If you are a fan of the genre, read this book. It won't take you very long, but it will leave its mark." -- David Prestidge, CrimeFictionLover.com
"Read this, and thank me when it's on your best-of-the-year list. A hell of a debut." --William Boyle, author of GRAVESEND and DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY
"Iain Ryan has learned the lessons of the modern maestros James Ellroy, Ken Bruen and James Sallis, but his poetry and cadence is completely Australian." -- Peter Doyle, author of THE BIG WHATEVER and CITY OF SHADOWS
"Pure in its darkness, and perfect in its terror, Four Days is a brilliant debut." -- David Whish-Wilson, author of ZERO AT THE BONE and LINE OF SIGHT
"There are many Australian crime novels waiting to be written. With the publication of Four Days, there's one less. Finally, noir fiction that does justice to the sleaze and corruption of Queensland in the eighties." -- Andrew Nette, author of GHOST MONEY and GUNSHINE STATE (forthcoming)
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Book Description Birchwood Books, 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0994312105
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