|Layer Cake (2000) [Novel]|
by J.J. Connolly
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(From the publisher):
Set in nineties London gangland against the background of rival Northern gangs and international smuggling rings, this is a story in which times and hierarchies have changed since the old days. There are no "codes," the families are dwindling, drugs are the merchandise, distribution is tougher, and cuisine fancier—wlecome to the Layer Cake.
Our nameless narrarator ("if I told you my name, you'd be as clever as me") is a drug dealer who's planning to retire on his thirtieth birthday—after one last great score—to a life as a "gentleman of leisure." The only problem is that his boss, the crime kingpin "don" Jimmy Price, has other plans.
Original title: Layer Cake
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper