Dublin boxer Sparrow McCabe has the World Featherweight title for the taking: but he can't throw that final punch and suddenly it’s all over. Fast forward fifteen years and Sparrow is working as a driver for gangsters. But when murder enters the picture, there's a new fight he can't afford to lose.
Dublin boxer Sparrow McCabe has the Spanish contender on the floor. The World Featherweight title is his for the taking. But something stops Sparrow from throwing that final punch and suddenly it’s all over.
Fifteen years later Sparrow is working as a driver for the gangster Simon Williams, trying to turn a blind eye to the scams, the extortion rackets and the rough justice handed out by Williams and his heavies.
Then murder enters the picture and Sparrow decides to take a stand. This is one fight he cannot lose.
From Brendan O'Carroll, author of the bestselling Mrs Brown trilogy and the BAFTA-nominated TV series Mrs Brown's Boys.
the tone is always very realistic with his usual flair for natural dialogue…with plenty of tension, some classic O’Carroll humour and a variety of well described characters this is a simply written, entertaining story
Following hot on the heels of Brendan’s trilogy of novels…this is sure to have its devotees. There seems to be no stopping Brendan O’Carroll
I could not put it down, I was totally engrossed…this was a magnificent read and establishes O’Carroll as a writer who understands his subject and writes with a feeling and depth that you would not expect from a comedian. Give it a read
Admirers of the moustached comedian’s previous books…will need little prompting to buy the new one. O’Carroll’s ear for the conversation of suburban working-class Dublin is as sharp as ever, and he moves the story along at a smart pace
A great story and ample evidence of Brendan O’Carroll’s skill as an entertainer and raconteur
A simple but pacey cops and robbers story with a fair sprinkling of the kind of humorous flourishes one would expect from O’Carroll….an enjoyable read
Fans of Brendan O’Carroll will welcome this latest excursion into his territory of Dublin’s back streets…after many hilarious adventures Sparrow emerges a wiser and better man.
When are we going to be able to buy shares in this man?
'something of a classic tale in the modern mode'
... another fine piece of work by one of this country’s finest entertainers ...the story is great ... you’ll enjoy this read
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