By David Peace
In Nineteen Eighty-Three, David Peace brings his striking sequence of riveting, gritty crime novels to a surprising conclusion. With 3 separate narrators whose paths are on a collision direction, Peace makes a depressing research of perverted justice, retribution, and concrete decay. Maurice Jobson is a Yorkshire cop whose greed and corruption has rotted the police strength to the center; BJ is a neighborhood highway thug who unearths he can now not accurately lurk within the shadows; and John Piggott, a attorney, is as sincere and forthright as they come. His research of a long-cold homicide may simply be the medication for Yorkshire’s woes, yet he’ll have to get via it alive first.
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We never let him. Maurice, listen to me, he pleaded. Michael Myshkin might have been soft in the head, but his heart was hard, rock hard. He did those things, killed them girls. Sure as Im sitting here and youre sitting there. I said nothing. You know it in your heart, he said. You know it in your heart. In my heart I shook my head: So its just a bleeding coincidence then? Like I say. Well, like I say, theres no such fucking thing. Ronald Angus sighed. He slapped his hands down hard on the top of his big desk.
He did those things, killed them girls. Sure as Im sitting here and youre sitting there. I said nothing. You know it in your heart, he said. You know it in your heart. In my heart I shook my head: So its just a bleeding coincidence then? Like I say. Well, like I say, theres no such fucking thing. Ronald Angus sighed. He slapped his hands down hard on the top of his big desk. He stood up. He walked over to the window. He looked up at another grey sky over Wakefield. It was starting to rain again.
Mrs Myshkin says to her sister: He saw Michael on Saturday. The other woman smiles: You will help him then? You put down your cup and saucer and turn to Mrs Myshkin: Im not sure I can. Both the little women are staring at you. As I told you last week, you begin. I dont have any experience with appeals. Both little women staring at you, the fat man sweating on the small settee. Not this kind of appeal. You see, what should happen, should have happened in Michaels case, is that his original solicitor and his counsel, they should have lodged an appeal after his trial.
Nineteen Eighty-Three: The Red Riding Quartet, Book Four (Vintage Crime Black Lizard) by David Peace