Présentation de l'éditeur
From reviews of Pressure Cooker:
'All of his books are so original and his style of writing is so smooth and descriptive that I am there right in the middle of the story. I found every book and short story impossible to put down (I have read everything I can lay my hands on)
'A fine read. Never predictable. Crisp action. Thoughtful without being sentimental.'
'[Mitchell] has an amazing way with atmosphere and character and an ability to jump from past to present to diaries to thoughts, keeping everything in the air without losing his grip once.'
'A great character-driven novel, unpredictable, lots of threads coming satisfyingly together. Superbly written; this author has a real gift for story telling'
'It makes you happy and sad in equal measures.'
Pressure Cooker blends D. M. Mitchell's trademark skill of highly developed, believable characterisation, moments of dark suspense, and intricate plotting, with tales of ordinary lives sent into turmoil.
Frank Harris is on the run. Again. Firstly from his large debts and an equally large Irishman he owes it to; secondly from Larry, the violent, murdering drug pusher he shared a squat with and who is hunting him and ideally wants him dead; and thirdly from himself.
As he flees the city, by chance he hears a piece of music playing on a radio, something he wrote for his failed rock band thirty years ago. Like a hare bolting for cover he heads north, headlong into the lives of the surviving band members, each now going their own very different ways.
But Frank Harris spells trouble and always has done. When he persuades the group to get back together for one last gig, the tragedies of the past and the problems of the present come crashing together with consequences that will affect them all.
Alternating between the 1970s and the present, Pressure Cooker is a tale of the trials and tribulations of difficult friendships and painful love; of teenage dreams and dashed hopes; of tragedy and comedy.
And a smattering of thriller...