Saturday’s Child – Cal Inness is fresh out of the slammer when he’s hired by gangster Morris Tiernan to track down a casino dealer who has done a runner with a wad of cash. Innes is a compelling, realistic anti-hero and Saturday’s Child is a cracking blend of social realism and character driven crime fiction.
Donkey Punch – Banks brilliantly follows up Saturday’s Child with an even more hard-hitting tale which drags the increasingly self-destructive Cal Inness across the Atlantic to Los Angeles, where he has to take care of a troubled, up-and -coming boxing star.
No More Heroes – As PI Cal Inness’ personal life spirals further out of control, racial tensions and violence escalate during Manchester’s hottest summer. Banks takes the two gritty crime novels that started this series to a new, intense level. This one goes up to eleven.
Beast Of Burden – Banks goes where most other crime writers fear to even contemplate in this powerful conclusion to his series. Inness is a physical and emotional wreck when he is hired to find Mo Tirenan, who has gone missing. Dirty realism taken to its harrowing, brilliant extreme.
All in all, a fantastic, Brit Grit crime fiction series.