By Will Boisvert
September 15, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

American Skin

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Vengeful, tragic Irish violence meets glib, nihilistic American violence as an Irish bank robber, an IRA commando, and a redneck sociopath who savages anyone who disses Tammy Wynette collide in Tucson, Ariz.

Femme Fatale
Trailer-trash vamp Sherry keeps a knife under her pillow for gutting sex partners.

Bottom Line
By turns hard-boiled, sentimental, and lurid, this is Irish novelist Bruen’s enthralling valentine to America’s heart of noir.

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