Beyond the Rage: an electric Tartan Noir with shock twists and pitch-perfect banter.
The legendary Tony Soprano may be the king of the criminal anti-heroes, but Kenny O'Neill, the conflicted villain in Michael J Malone's new crime thriller Beyond the Rage, could prove to be Tony's Scottish heir apparent.
Kenny is a criminal with a touch of class about him, a self-made man who’s always one step ahead. But right now he’s raging… Not only has his high-class escort girlfriend just been attacked, but his father is reaching out from the past – despite abandoning Kenny as a child after his mother’s suicide. Kenny embarks on a dual mission to hunt down his girl’s attacker and find out the truth about his father... but instead he unravels disturbing family secrets and finds that revenge is not always sweet.
An intelligent, violent thriller shot through with dark humour, Beyond the Rage enthrals and disturbs in equal measure. With an intricate plot, all-too-believable characters and perfectly pitched dialogue, this is a masterclass in crime fiction writing.
The paperback is out on Thu 12 Feb and the ebook is available now from Amazon.
You can still catch Michael J Malone talking about Kenny and Beyond the Rage at two launch events. He's appearing with Lin Anderson at Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh, on Wed 11 Feb, 6.30pm. Michael will also be reading from the novel and answering audience questions at Carnegie Library, Ayr, on Thu 12 Feb, 7pm.