Ken Bruen is better known for his Jack Taylor books and I have not read any of them yet(again on my to read list). I picked up the first three of this series up in a Black Friday Sale for my Nook. The first three books are packaged together and called the White Trilogy.
This is from the Mystery Press, who has a lot of great noir and hardboiled books in there collection. I read the first 3 books in no time and right away got the next 4 books and read those even faster. This collection has a total of 7 short books that follow Inspector Brant, but also follows his co-workers in just as much detail. This 7 books in the series are:
A White Arrest
Taming the Alien
The fourth book, Blitz was also made into a movie. The movie follows the book fairly well except for the ending, which I think made a better movie.
The movie has Jason Statham as Brant and he does a great job, it is an entertaining movie worth checking out whether you read the books or not.
The book series has not been read much according to goodreads with Blitz having the most reads at a mere 427, but the series has strong reviews and high ratings. Ken Bruen has quickly become one of my favorite noir authors and I look forward to reading The Guards soon!