I struggle with the unending bleakness of the books in the Jack Taylor series. But I find the books compelling, nonetheless. That's the way it was with Ken Bruen's Cross.
In this book, Jack tries to find the killer of a crucified young man. At the same time, he deliberately avoids seeking the killer of his surrogate son, Cody, because he thinks he knows who that is. He sees a kind of terrible tit-for-tat in Cody's murder, though it tears him apart.
Taylor's strange relationship with the Lesbian policewoman Ridge continues.
All this makes for an excellent book, one I found to be among the best in the series.