JACK CARTER'S LAW
JACK CARTER'S LAW
ABOUT THE BOOK
With an Introduction by Max Allan Collins
The author of Get Carter returns to his greatest invention, a smooth-operating fixer named Jack Carter, who is about to burn a city down in order to silence an informant.
London. The late 1960s. It's Christmastime and Jack Carter is the top man in a crime syndicate headed by two brothers, Gerald and Les Fletcher. He’s also a worried man. The fact that he’s sleeping with Gerald’s wife, Audrey, and that they plan on someday running away together with a lot of the brothers’ money, doesn’t have Jack concerned. Instead it’s an informant—one of his own men—that has him losing sleep. The grass has enough knowledge about the firm to not only bring down Gerald and Les but Jack as well. Jack doesn’t like his name in the mouth of that sort.
In Jack Carter’s Law Ted Lewis returned to the character that launched his career and once again delivered a hardboiled masterpiece. Jack Carter is the ideal tour guide to a bygone London underworld. In his quest to dismantle the opposition, he peels back the veneer of English society and offers a hard look at a gritty world of pool halls, strip clubs and the red lights of Soho nightlife.
PRAISE FOR JACK CARTER'S LAW
"An example of how dangerous writing can really be when it is done properly . . . Ted Lewis’s writing proves that he never ran away from the page. Because with Lewis, the page was the battle.”
—Derek Raymond, author of He Died with His Eyes Open
“Ted Lewis is one of the most influential crime novelists Britain has ever produced, and his shadow falls on all noir fiction, whether on page or screen, created on these isles since his passing. I wouldn’t be the writer I am without Ted Lewis. It’s time the world rediscovered him.”
—Stuart Neville, author of The Ghosts of Belfast
"Carter makes Parker look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
—Max Alan Collins, author of Road to Perdition
"Ted Lewis cuts to the bone."
—James Sallis, author of Drive
"When it comes to dealing with your actual hard man, no one does it better than the late, great Ted Lewis."
—John Williams, author of the Cardiff Trilogy
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