Author(s): David Peace
"Nineteen Eighty Three's" three intertwining story lines see the "Quartet's" central themes of corruption and the perversion of justice come to a head as BJ, the rent boy from "Nineteen Seventy Four", the lawyer Big John Piggott - who's as near as you get to a hero in Peace's world - and Maurice Jobson, the senior cop whose career of corruption and brutality has set all this in motion, find themselves on a collision course that can only end in a terrible vengeance. "Nineteen Eighty Three" is an epic tale which concludes an extraordinary body of work confirming Peace as the most innovative and remarkable new British crime writer to have emerged for years.
David Peace concludes his Red Riding Quartet and once again the Ripper is the backdrop for a roller-coaster of fear and corruption.
David Peace grew up in Yorkshire in the '70's and vividly remembers listening to the hoax tape of the Yorkshire Ripper on his way home from school. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2003. In 2007, he was named GQ Writer of the Year. He lives in Japan.