The Lemon Man is Patrick Callen, a bicycle-riding hitman with mild OCD in Dublin, Ireland whose carefully ordered life is totally upended when he becomes the accidental caretaker of a baby boy.
A fine crime novel: at one moment offbeat, with a darkly funny Irish lilt, and the next moment hard and uncompromising.
A fast-paced and gripping crime novel with a cynical and humorous perspective on modern day Dublin... and an oddly sympathetic but disturbing protagonist, a hired assassin, who turns out to be a living, breathing, shopping, cycling psychopath, a male Villanelle (Killing Eve).
'What fun. Bruton’s darkly funny Irish noir sparkles. If a hitman and a baby aren’t the best pitch in ages, then I don’t know what is.
Distinctive and captivating, The Lemon Man’s unique blend of action, humor, and intrigue make it a book you won’t want to miss.
Featuring a hitman with heart — not to mention a bike, a man bun, and a baby he found on the job — The Lemon Man is wildly entertaining. With its cast of eccentric characters, richly-drawn Dublin setting, and breakneck pacing, this is a novel you won’t soon forget.