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Breaking Point by Gerard Brennan

February 3rd, 2014 by Jay Comments

Brian Morgan’s relationship with his weed dealer has moved on to the next level. Stony Tony is a kung fu enthusiast with ambitions to become a master in his own style. But first he needs to establish a loyal following of students. Brian could use some time away from Rachel O’Hare to figure out whether he loves her or is afraid to leave her, although it’s hard to focus on anything after a few tokes of Tony’s Blueberry Cheesecake. Rachel is as indecisive about their relationship as Brian, but she knows that no good can come of a strange little pot-head getting involved in their lives. Meanwhile, a goon with a bad ear a big grudge also has eyes for Brian…

BREAKING POINT (book two in THE POINT series) is a 23,000-word novella by the author of WEE ROCKETS and FIREPROOF.

Praise for THE POINT

“The Point is the real deal — the writing is razor sharp, the characters engaging, the ending a blast. From start to finish it’s true Northern Noir, crafted with style and wit.” – Brian McGilloway

“The Point is top stuff. Engaging from the start, the characters are loveable, the story is strong and the pace never lets up.” – Adrian McKinty

…a Coen Brothers dream, via Belfast… Gerard Brennan grabs the mantle of the new mystery prince of Northern Ireland…” – Ken Bruen

“It needs to be said that Gerard Brennan’s The Point is terrific. Scorchingly funny, black humour at its finest and the most inventive car theft ever!” – Arlene Hunt

“Noir from Norn Iron! A lean slice of grindhouse from Belfast’s new crime hack.” – Wayne Simmons

Praise for WEE ROCKETS

Praise for WEE ROCKETS by Gerard Brennan

“The Wire? This is Barbed Wire. A cheeky slice of urban noir, a drink-soaked, drug-addled journey into the violent underbelly of one of Europe’s most notorious ghettos, Wee Rockets makes The Outsiders look like the Teletubbies” – Colin Bateman

“Gerard Brennan stands apart from the Irish crime fiction crowd with a novel rooted in the reality of today’s Belfast. The author’s prose speaks with a rare authenticity about the pain of growing up in a fractured society, shot through with a black humour that can only come from the streets. Wee Rockets is urban crime fiction for the 21st century, and Brennan is a unique voice among contemporary Irish writers.” – Stuart Neville

“In Wee Rockets Gerard Brennan has written a fast paced, exciting story of West Belfast gang culture; brimming with violence, authentic street dialogue and surprising black humour. This is a great debut novel. Brennan takes us into the heart of Belfast’s chav underclass, in a story that lies somewhere in the intersection between The Warriors, Colin Bateman and Guy Ritchie. This is the first in what undoubtedly will be a stellar literary career. – Adrian McKinty

Gerard Brennan’s latest book is Breaking Point, book two in the Point series of novellas. His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies; including The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime volumes 8 and 9. He co-edited Requiems for the Departed, a collection of crime fiction based on Irish myths which won the 2011 Spinetingler Award for best anthology. His novella, The Point, was published by Pulp Press in October 2011 and won the 2012 Spinetingler Award for best novella. His novels, WEE ROCKETS and FIREPROOF, were published as ebooks by Blasted Heath in 2012. He graduated from the MA in creative writing at Queen’s University Belfast in 2012.

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