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Two drifters pull their caddy ragtop into a 7-Eleven outside Austin, Texas. They buy a pack of cigarettes; they shoot a guy over a penny. And hit the road to mayhem. Joined by Della, a young working class woman who's had to leave town because of a lethal encounter in a hotel bar, the trio embark on a bullet-riddled odyssey, pursued by Rule Hooks, a Texas Ranger who follows his own lonely code, and breaks it. In this fast moving southern noir that marries poetry to action, the story flows over terrain from Texas hill country through coastal swamps into the lush East Texas river-bottoms as each flawed character seeks their own redemption. Robbers is a literary thriller of the first order.
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Christopher Cook grew up among the oil refineries of the Texas Gulf Coast. He was raised a tongue-speaking Pentecostal holy-roller but escaped. He has worked as a cab driver, railroad labourer, carpenter, bartender, therapist, journalist and trade union activist. He is married to French photographer, Corinne Dune and lives in Austin, Texas


"A lethal ride into America's heart of darkness - jaded, sordid, amoral and poetic." - Ian Rankin "This is my kind of book." - James Ellroy "If Elmore Leonard lived in Texas, his name would be Christopher Cook." - Kinky Friedman "Christopher Cook writes like an angel, and he has certainly done his homework. He paints a perfect picture of the Texas low-life - which is a level of hell all its own - and even better, he knows how to love and savour his characters, This is a terrific book. I haven't enjoyed a novel this much in years. And I can't wait for the next one." - James Crumley "...fearless originality, in a lyric voice that sings itself raw." - New York Times Book Review "Robbers is fabulous" - Donna Leon "A bullet-riddled odyssey of jaded rednecks in search of illusory redemption, this is a hell of a debut." - The Guardian ENTER HERE - Time Out "This impressive first novel in the tradition of noir novelists like Jim Thompson is more than just a thrilier." - T.L.S. "Among the very best" - RTE Guide "A remarkable book and an outstanding achievement" - Mike Ripley, The Birmingham Post

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