No good guys in this vicious prison drama

NO MAN’S LAND. By GM Ford. Macmillan, €19.10

17th February, 2007

What a book. Chockfull of anger, it’s also full of thoroughly nasty people in a world seething somewhere under normal life. This is like Mickey Spillane on meth.

GM Ford’s serial hero, Frank Corso, is the only marginally human character, his humanity failing to strike any real spark amid the vicious chaos of the action. That action: in a brutal privatised prison, Meza Azul, a once decent and upright man who spent his...

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