Jack Taylor, a disgraced ex-cop in Galway, has slid further down the slope of despair. After a year in London, he returns to his home town of Galway with a leather coat and a coke habit. Someone is systematically slaughtering young travellers and dumping their bodies in the city centre.
Even in the state he's in, Jack Taylor has an uncanny ability to know where to look, what questions to ask, and with the aid of an English policeman, apparently solves the case.
"The Killing of the Tinkers"
A big disappointment after reading "The Guards".