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Viva La Madness

J.J. Connolly

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ISBN 13: 9781468306378
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
05/28/2013

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The Get Carter of the 2000s, Layer Cake was made into a highly praised film starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller. Now Connolly is back with a sequel filled with his trademark dark humor, razor-sharp dialogue, and quick-fi re violence. In Viva la Madness the anonymous hero of Layer Cake is stranded in the Caribbean, itching for the gangster life he left behind--but he’s still a wanted man back home. Soon he joins forces with two robust London criminals: the menacing Sonny King and his paranoid partner Roy "Twitchy" Burns. From the beach to an urban underworld, Viva la Madness moves to trans-Atlantic drug deals and high-tech electronic fraud, portrayed with the same uncanny believability. A dazzling combination of London low-life and Caribbean high-life, readers will find this antihero’s voice authentic and whiplash inducing in equal shares.

"Readers who reveled in Connolly’s first twisted crime confection, Layer Cake, will rejoice in this sequel, another tale of decadence and derring-do ...Mystery fans will enjoy the rapid-fire dialogue, wry British wit, and breathless plot, crammed with double crosses." —Booklist


J.J. Connolly is the author of the acclaimed bestseller Layer Cake, which he adapted into a screenplay for Sony Pictures, starring Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, and Michael Gambon. Viva la Madness is his second novel.

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