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Taming The Alien (Inspector Brant #2)

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Taming the Alien is the second book in a planned trilogy. It is just as populated by the lowlifes, wideboys, and old fashioned villains of south-east London that are found in the first novel, A White Arrest. Detective Sergeant Brant and his boss, Inspector Roberts, of the Metropolitan Police are as sleazy and ruthless as the villains they are out to get. Taming the Alien t ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published March 18th 2000 by Do-Not Press (first published 1999)
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Dan
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bruen
A masterful work
Kathy Davie
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
Second in the Inspector Brant crime series based somewhere in a contemporary London and revolving around the police.


My Take
Lord, Bruen is such a depressive writer! And, I swear their cop shop is in need of help and a sense of focus. Roberts keeps making the wrong decisions; the desk sergeant doesn't have his head on right; and, Falls is so not paying attention. Although I did like their reaction when the duty sergeant informed the squad room that a would-be rapist had been shot and the room er
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Sebastian
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful!

After a very nice first book in the series Bruen truly hit it out of the park with this one. Brant and Roberts are back, and with them come several of the characters from the first book, including the band aid couple that killed a cop and fled to America. Falls is jumping back from the disappointments in her love life and becomes a more central character in this installment, which I really enjoyed, since she is one interesting gal.

As is usually the case with Bruen, the characters are b
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Aramys
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bastaría decir que Ken Bruen es bueno, diferente, que hay que leerlo para ver otra cara de la novela negra, otro estilo, otra manera de pensar, lejos de las novelas convencionales con tramas claras y estructuradas, lejos de una estructura definida. Las novelas de Bruen son extrañas y pasan pocas cosas, y muchos lectores (yo incluido estos últimos meses un poco, ahora sí y ahora no) buscan confort, agradabilidad, familiaridad, puntos de control, y Bruen no ofrece eso. El irlandés es más una conju ...more
Tony
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels, nonfiction
This slim book picks up a few months after the events of A White Arrest. Southeast London's DI Roberts has been diagnosed with skin cancer while his domestic situation is on life support, DS Brant is more or less recovered from a knifing, and WPC Falls is unexpectedly preggers. Meanwhile, the druggie homeless couple that killed a cop and knifed Brant have fled to the US, the local gangster lord is getting a little peeved with Brant's enthusiasm, a local psycho/hitman called Alien is back on the ...more
kate
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: detective
Ken Bruen is my absolute favorite detective writer. Though I never thought he'd top his Jack Taylor series. Inspector Brant is coming up fast in the anti hero brigade. I don't know whether to love him or hate him at times but I can't wait to see what he is going to do next. Great read.
Ian Mapp
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Instantly forgettable but mildly entertaining and not as good as the later books.

All I remember was them charging around London, Dublin and America in chase of a gangster called the alien, who was tracking down his ex wife.
Ladiibbug
May 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
#2 White Trilogy - Trilogy = first 3 books in the Inspector Brant Crime series
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Ken Bruen, born in Galway in 1951, is the author of The Guards (2001), the highly acclaimed first Jack Taylor novel. He spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, S.E. Asia and South America. His novel Her Last Call to Louis Mac Niece (1997) is in production for Pilgrim Pictures, his "White Trilogy" has been bought by Channel 4, and The Guards is to be filmed in Ireland by De ...more
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