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March 2013

Ian Ayris - One Day In The Life Of Jason Dean

"...a vulgar, violent and visceral noir novella which batters you into submission before breaking your heart. "

Synopsis:
Jason Dean is a hitman with a penchant for fine literature, poetry and classical music. As he says himself, 'I left school with f**k all. But I was built like a shit-house and I could quote 'Rime of the Ancient f**kin Mariner' word for f**kin word.'

Jason loves Shostakovich and he adores his little girl, Sophie. And he hates Wagner. Everything he stands for.

Mind you, with three jobs to do for Micky Archer and a heart that is breaking by the minute, Wagner is the least of his problems…

Review:
Another of the Byker Books 'Best of British' series sees Ian Ayris encapsulate a single day in the life of his unique hitman. From waking up in the morning to the end of the day we accompany Jason Dean as he goes about his day's work.

Written in the first person with a voice more distinctive than Morgan Freeman, this sparkling novella stands head and shoulders above its contemporaries. The classical music loving, poetry quoting assassin is a joy to behold as he tells a tale which is blacker than the Earl of Hell's waistcoat.

All in all this is a vulgar, violent and visceral noir novella which batters you into submission before breaking your heart.

Reviewed by: G.S.

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