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Crime: A Novel (2008)
by Irvine Welsh
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393068196, Hardcover)
Irvine (Trainspotting) Welsh brings his brand of mayhem to the glitzed-out, drugs-and-danger state of Florida.In the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. He's been placed on leave for mental retuning and takes off for a few days of sun in Miami. From there, Crime becomes an unmistakably Welshian blend of the macabre and the psychologically astute, as Lennox faces a dwindling supply of antidepressants, a bridal-magazine-toting fiancée who wants him to think seriously about floral arrangements, and some coke-happy locals who lead him back into old habits. Is he really in the right shape to be playing knight-errant to a terrified ten-year-old girl? Will his best instincts and worst judgments get them both killed, or find him the redemption he seeks?
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:26 -0400)
Having been placed on leave after suffering an emotional meltdown, Edinburgh detective Ray Lennox and Trudi, his fiance, fly to Miami for a few days to relax and plan their wedding, but from the start the trip is a nightmare. Lennox gobbles antidepressants and begins drinking again in a desperate frenzy, but things really tilt out of control when he parties with some locals, who reacquaint him with an old obsession, cocaine. One of his new 'friends' has a 10-year-old daughter, who's been targeted by an organized ring of pedophiles. Can Lennox save the girl and redeem himself?
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