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Loss (Gus Dury #3)

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Gus Dury is a changed man. He is off the Edinburgh streets & back with estranged wife, Debs. He has promised her that he won't get involved in any more dodgy cases. Above all, he's off the drink. Then his brother, Michael, is found dead with a bullet in his heart and Gus' life begins to unravel all over again.
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Preface Publishing (first published January 1st 2010)
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Fiona Johnson
This is most definitely a series that I am now wll and truly hooked into. I love Gus the central flawed character who despite his best efforts gets hooked up in an investigation. Just hope he keeps that bottle of whisky in his pocket...temptation is always near! Brilliant!
There is a hopeless quality to LOSS, one that breads and multiplies through Gus Dury’s quest for vengeance over his brother’s untimely death. Author Tony Black has delivered one of the most emotional evocative noirs I’ve had the pleasure of reading – it’s tense, brutal, unforgiving, and entirely depressing. If a book could be described as a colour, LOSS would be grey. Every pages oozes noir, each chapter a nail in the coffin for hopes of a happy ending. Quality and completely endearing storytell ...more
Keith Nixon
Another cracker in the Gus Dury series. At the moment I'm reading nothing but Tony Black. His writing is sharp, gritty and fast paced. Loss is no exception. For me the mark of a great book is one I can't put down but don't want to finish. I polished off Loss far faster than I would have liked but I couldn't help myself! Thankfully I had another waiting in the wings...The characterisation is excellent, I really shouldn't like Gus or his friends, who are as messy, tough and uncompromising as he is ...more
Gus Dury - still a train wreck, a sober one in this book. Finally trying to straighten out his life, quitting drinking, back with his ex-wife, sold the pub, and is seeing a psychiatrist. You would think he was heading down a good road and toward a better life.

Right off the bat, he gets a phone call in the middle of the night that nobody wants to get - no details given, he just has to get his butt to the police station ASAP.

Everything goes to hell and back from there.

Good story line about Russian
Oh dear. I certainly did Tony Black no favours by reading him straight after Colum NcCann; it was, to use the sort of metaphor he so liberally scattered throughout this, like comparing barbed wire to Baileys; a scatter gun of puns and slang and a hectic-paced tale which verged on the incoherent.
Probably a fine example of that particular slant of the genre but missed the target for me this time.
Brandon Nagel
Another winner. Definitely one of my favorite series of books out there. Tony Black is one of, if not the best in the genre. If you have not read him, start at the beginning of this amazing series of books and prepare for an emotional roller coaster thrill ride. I didn't think it was possible, but he gets better and better with each book. Read it.
Jacqueline Tait
Enjoyed this instalment of Gus Dury, was a bit slower than the previous book but good plot with plenty twists and turns.
Joanne Parkington
Really good read ... what a cliffhanger .. I await my copy of Long Time Dead with baited breath.
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Very good book, would recommend
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