By David Peace
In Nineteen Eighty-Three, David Peace brings his superb sequence of riveting, gritty crime novels to a stunning end. With 3 separate narrators whose paths are on a collision direction, Peace makes a depressing examine of perverted justice, retribution, and concrete decay. Maurice Jobson is a Yorkshire cop whose greed and corruption has rotted the police strength to the middle; BJ is a neighborhood road thug who reveals he can now not competently lurk within the shadows; and John Piggott, a attorney, is as sincere and forthright as they arrive. His research of a long-cold homicide could simply be the remedy for Yorkshire's woes, yet he'll have to get via it alive first.
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They burst into the open with Torrian's cavalrymen close behind, their faster mounts gaining on the warhorse. As they drew alongside, one reached for her reins. Falcon lunged at him, knocking his horse down. Man and beast rolled in a tangled heap, and Falcon turned his head to snap at the horse on the other side, making it shy. Tassin struck at the rider who drew alongside to replace the one who had fallen, her sword bouncing off his armour in a shower of sparks. The man hacked at Falcon's neck, cutting a gash in the thick muscle.
King Torrian attacks! " Tassin sat bolt upright, finding herself still dressed in her blood-stained riding clothes. She rubbed bleary eyes as the woman wept and ran around the room, flapping her hands. Tiring of the racket, Tassin rose and grabbed the hysterical girl, putting an end to her shrieks with a slap. The girl gasped, sagged and snivelled, clutching her cheek. The faint sounds of battle came from outside, distant shouts and screams of dying men mingled with the clash of arms and the hiss of arrows.
The courtyard was overrun, the last of her soldiers holding the enemy at bay. Remembering that she still held a sword, Tassin swung it at him. His free hand flashed up, gripped the blade, twisted it from her grip and tossed it aside. She growled as he pulled her alongside him, her jacket cutting into her neck. Her stumbling steps could barely keep pace with his long strides, and only his brutal grip on her jacket kept her from falling. He shifted his hold to her arm, ignoring her yelp as he trundled her up the steps.
Nineteen Eighty Three (Red Riding Quartet, Book 4) by David Peace