A White Arrest by Ken Bruen

A White Arrest by Ken Bruen

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A pair of rough London cops looks for the high-profile arrest that will erase their sins

Book One of The White Trilogy

At sixty-two, Chief Inspector Roberts is nearly too old to be a cop, but he makes up for his age with a ferocity that the younger detectives cannot match. After four decades on the force, he has a daughter who hates him, a wife who cheats, and a bank account that grows emptier every year. At home he is a failure, but on London’s darker streets, Roberts is as serious as an earthquake.

With his partner, the gleefully brutal Detective Sergeant Brant, Roberts looks for every policeman’s dream: the White Arrest, a high-profile success that makes up for all their past failures. And when a bat-wielding lunatic starts lynching drug dealers, Roberts and Brant find the publicity they were looking for. They’ll get their arrest—no matter who they have to pummel through on the way.


“Hip, violent and funny.” —Publishers Weekly

“This stuff smokes like cordite.” —Booklist

“The most striking and original crime novels of the decade.” —British GQ

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