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Beyond The Rage
Beyond The Rage

Beyond The Rage


330 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: February 2015

ISBN 9781908643704

Rights: US & CA

Saraband (Feb 2015)

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Even though he's a successful criminal, Glasgow villain Kenny O'Neill is angry. Not only has his high-class escort girlfriend just been attacked, but his father is reaching out to him from the past—despite abandoning Kenny as a child after his mother's suicide. Kenny is now on a dual mission to hunt down his girl's attacker and find out the truth about his father—but instead he unravels disturbing family secrets and finds that revenge is not always sweet. An intelligent, violent thriller shot through with dark humor, Beyond the Rage enthralls and disturbs in equal measure. With an intricate plot, all-too-believable characters, and perfectly pitched dialog, this is a master class in psychological crime fiction writing.


"Funny and brutal, heartfelt and compelling." —Craig Robertson, author, The Last Refuge

"Every once in a while, a book comes along and redefines the term unputdownable. Beyond the Rage is one of them. The plotting is sublime . . . The prose is faultless throughout." —Crimesquad

"Beyond The Rage is a deeply personal thriller that will keep the reader turning those pages with twists and turns designed to keep the heart pumping. The best yet from a writer who has always delivered." —Russel D McLean, author, The Good Son

"Malone has the enviable and rare talent of crafting hard-hitting noir that is also emotionally intelligent and engaging. A fabulous read." —Caro Ramsay, author, The Night Hunter

"Michael Malone brings a poet's sensibilities to the crime novel—but still manages to deliver a belter of a yarn." —Douglas Skelton, author, Blood City

"Beyond the Rage is a brilliant read . . . the characters are well realised, expertly utilised and the story is gripping. It's an absolute gem." —Grab This Book

"Another corker of a tale from the pen of the talented Michael J Malone. . . this is a superb story and nothing short of the standard we are coming to expect from this talented voice in Scottish crime fiction. Extremely highly recommended." —Eurocrime

"An immensely readable thriller . . . delightfully crafted, keeping you hooked . . . This is modern noir at its best, an intelligent thriller with great depth of storytelling still with a lovely flow to it that makes the reading of it a pure joy." —Liz Loves Books Blog

Author Biography

Michael J Malone is the author of Blood Tears, which won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers, A Taste for Malice, and The Guillotine Choice.