By Ken Bruen
Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police strength, referred to as The Guards. he is additionally a sociopath who walks a knife area among sanity and all-out mayhem. while an alternate software is initiated and twenty Guards come to the USA and twenty police officers from the States visit eire, Shay, as he is recognized, has his lifelong dream come true--he turns into a member of the NYPD. yet Shay's dream is set to develop into New York's nightmare.
Paired with an risky cop nicknamed Kebar for his liberal use of a brief, deadly steel stick referred to as a K-bar, the 2 not going companions develop into a devastatingly powerful strength within the conflict opposed to crime.
But Kebar harbors a deadly mystery: he is bought out to the mob to aid his sister. Her rape and beating leaves her in a coma and pushes an already volatile Kebar over the sting simply as Shea's darkish secrets and techniques threaten boil over and into the streets of recent York.
Once have been Cops melds the road poetry of Brooklyn and Dublin right into a fast moving, incomparable hard-boiled novel. this can be Ken Bruen at his best.