Author(s): John Clarkson
James Beck returns to hunt down a killer in the unforgiving streets of the Bronx and this time, it's personal. Bronx Requiem is the intense, action-packed sequel to Among Thieves. James Beck learned the value of loyalty the hard way. Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, he developed a keen sense of right and wrong. And, in possession of skills and cunning acquired on both sides of the law Beck is capable of. So when his friend is beaten and killed on the streets of the Bronx, Beck is determined to provide him a measure of justice; a little dignity. But what starts as an investigation into a simple street killing soon turns into something more sinister and complex. And it's clear that, if he's going to get to the truth, Beck is going to have to draw on all his considerable abilities and connections. Or follow his tragic friend to an early grave ...
Praise for Among Thieves - Among Thieves is hardboiled urban noir from the pen of a master ... highly recommended -- Lee Child The legendary Jack Reacher may just have met his match in ex-convict James Beck, star of this sensational thriller ... The action is relentless, twist turns upon twist as the intricacies of an exceptional plot unfold, revealing Beck as a man never to be underestimated. This is an outstanding thriller from a writer at the top of his game Daily Mail John Clarkson's Among Thieves is an intense, well-written thriller about tough, cunning men whose conflicting schemes turn Brooklyn into a battlefield -- Thomas Perry Fans of the great Lawrence Block and Lee Child will get their money's worth and then some -- Peter Blauner, author of Slow Motion Riot and Slipping into Darkness Among Thieves is an adrenaline fueled rush of reality and James Beck is one of the baddest, boldest, brashest creations ever seen in the pages of any thriller. It's a rock 'n roll, foot-stomper of a book and once you start you cannot stop reading. You can't ask for more out of a crime novel than you get from Among Thieves. It is as good as good gets -- Lorenzo Carcaterra, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers and The Wolf An outstanding thriller Publishers Weekly Among Thieves is fabulous, pure and simple Book Reporter Strong storytelling. Highly entertaining salon.com
John Clarkson is the author of five previous novels, including And Justice for One. He spent many years in the New York advertising industry as a copywriter, and as a private consultant, running his own agency. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.