Ken Bruen’s The White Trilogy is genius. I have such a weakness for his brutal but hilarious Detective Sergeant Brant. Please, Ken Bruen, write more Brant books! Another brilliant novel is Mick Herron’s Dead Lions. And of course I can’t get enough of Herron’s character, Jackson Lamb, described in reviews as “despicable” and “irascible.” Good thing I tend to go for nice guys in real life.