By Ted Lewis
A attention-grabbing window in on lifestyles in a British greatest safeguard felony, Billy Rags—by the writer of Get Carter—is crime fiction at its top: lean, suggest, and whole of startling mental depth.
It’s the Sixties and Billy Cracken is a difficult guy to maintain locked up. An austere and stricken youth has given technique to lifestyles as a hardened felony and now prestige as the most feared prisoners in England. He has been moved from one greatest protection legal to the subsequent. Guards and inmates alike worry and begrudgingly admire the powerfully-built Cracken. yet a existence doing his porridge, whether as a minor superstar, isn’t the only he wants.
A female friend and a baby watch for Cracken at the open air and he’ll cease at not anything to get to them. whereas plotting his get away he crosses a robust mobster who vows to make Cracken’s existence hell, and if not anything else succeeds at making his break out all of the tougher, anything the ever-rebellious Cracken defiantly relishes.
The follow-up novel to the wildly profitable Get Carter, Billy Rags is an interesting inspect the lives of British inmates serving time in a greatest safety criminal. Lewis manages once more to inform a thrilling, action-filled tale with a soul—demonstrated so much in actual fact in a sequence of very good flashbacks to Billy’s early life and finally conjures a personality that may remind readers of either Tom Hardy in Bronson and Lee Marvin in Point Blank.
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