'Fast, funny, and hard as nails, 'Saturday's Child' proves to America what the UK already knows: There's a heart in the darkness of today's finest crime fiction, and Ray Banks will take you there. Buckle up.'--Sean Doolittle, author of the Barry-winning 'The Cleanup''Ray Banks's writing is a dark delight, and 'Saturday's Child' is like blunt surgery from a cricket bat. Fast, hard, packed with madcap violence and twisted humor, it's a bone-jarring ride through England's bleak underbelly . . . I can't recommend this one enough.'--Patrick Quinlin, author of 'The Takedown 'Cal Innes is fresh out of prison and ducking a past muddied with ties to local gang lord 'Uncle' Morris Tiernan. But when Tiernan finds out Innes is working as an unlicensed PI and calls in a favor Innes doesn't owe, Innes is thrust into a cat-and-mouse game with Tiernan's psychotic son, Mo. Ordered to track down a rogue casino dealer who's absconded with a hefty chunk of cash, Innes finds that the case points north to Newcastle. With Tiernan's son on his tail and a Manchester cop determined to put Innes back in jail, Saturday's child has to work hard to keep living. The explosive first book in a four-book series featuring Manchester private eye Cal Innes. Cal Innes is fresh out of prison, working out of a gym closet as a private investigator, and trying to sever his ties to local gang lord 'Uncle' Morris Tiernan. But when Tiernan hires him to track down a rogue casino dealer who's absconded with a hefty chunk of cash, Innes is thrust into a cat-and-mouse game with Tiernan's pill-popping son, Mo--a game that turns ever more deadly as the case points north to Newcastle.With Tiernan's son on his tail and a Manchester cop determined to put Innes back on the spurs, Saturday's child definitely has to work hard to keep living. 'A knock-out, written with the kind of energy and passion that far too few writers can muster. Fresh and fierce, 'Saturday's Child' raises the bar for hardboiled fiction.'--Laura Lippman, author of 'New York Times' bestseller 'What the Dead Know''Rough-and-tumble noir with a severe edge.'--'Sacramento Bee'