Published in 1980 this was Lewis’s last book before he died of the drink aged 42.
A very large proportion of my (male) friends would put Get Carter into their list of top ten films, the Michael Cain version that is. Lewis wrote the underlying novel in 1970 first published as Jack’s Return.
This book, recently republished, is better, much better.
To say anything else would be to spoil the suspense.