By J. J. Connolly
J. J. Connolly the favourite voice of London gangster fiction returns with a journey de strength: the Get Carter of the noughties, Layer Cake has additionally been made right into a highly-praised movie by means of Matthew Vaughn, starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller (it's additionally the main shoplifted booklet in England). Now Connolly is again with a sequel that sees him at the comparable wonderful shape, along with his trademark razor-sharp discussion and quick-fire violence, but additionally discovering darkish humor and pathos within the lives of violent males. From the London underworld, Viva l. a. insanity strikes to foreign crime with trans-Atlantic drug bargains, funds laundering, and high-tech digital fraud, portrayed with an analogous uncanny believability. The nameless hero of Layer Cake is pulled again into the drug video game earlier than he can get away to a sunny retirement. In a stunning mixture of London low-life, Caribbean high-life, and Venezuelan drug cartels toting machine-guns in Mayfair, our hero's voice and venture are genuine, exciting, and whiplash-inducing in equivalent stocks.
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