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In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3 by Adrian McKinty
  

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In his third outing (if you haven't read them, do catch up with The Cold, Cold Ground and I Hear the Sirens in the Street) Belfast cop Sean Duffy is on the tracks of escaped IRA man and deadly terrorist Dermot McCann. McKinty evokes the years of the Troubles with acuity and intelligence but this is so much more than an IRA thriller. A devilishly clever locked room mystery lies at the heart of the plot and Duffy is a character for the ages, hardy, complex and vulnerable, handling detection and sardonic humour with the best of the hardboiled mob. A series that is fast becoming indispensable.

If you like Adrian McKinty you might also like to read books by Stuart MacBride, Ian Rankin and David Mark.

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In the Morning I'll be Gone Sean Duffy 3 by Adrian McKinty

Sean Duffy's got nothing. And when you've got nothing left to lose, you have everything to gain, but only if you want it. So when MI5 come knocking, Sean knows exactly what they want, but he hasn't got the first idea how to get it. Of course he's heard about the spectacular escape of IRA man Dermot McCann from Her Majesty's Maze prison. And he knew, with chilly certainty, that their paths would cross. But finding Dermot leads Sean to an old locked room mystery, and into the kind of danger where you can lose as easily as winning. And there's no coming back from this kind of losing.

Reviews

It blew my doors off -- Ian Rankin

A strain of rough and visual, sly and lyric narrative prose in service of one hell of a story. Sean Duffy is a great creation, and the place comes alive - a uniquely beautiful and nasty part of the world -- Daniel Woodrell

Duffy is one of the most interesting, convincing and sympathetic police officers in recent crime fiction... McKinty gets better and better -- Marcel Berlins Times

About the Author

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. He moved to New York City in the early nineties where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia and writes a popular blog on film, music, politics and literature at adrianmckinty.blogspot.com and tweets @adrianmckinty.

McKinty is best known for his series of Sean Duffy thrillers. The first, The Cold Cold Ground, was published in 2012 and won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street has been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards 2013, 2014 Le Prix SNCF du Polar, the Barry Awards 2014 and longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Adrian McKinty...

The stylish Irish author who now lives in Australia but was for many years in America has followed his DEAD trilogy with FIFTY GRAND, a powerful revenge novel set in Cuba and Colorado, with a female Havana cop on the rampage in a mission to avenge her dead father. Staccato prose, poetic landscapes and an unforgettable heroine all conspire to make this one of the big crime novels of the past year. A must.

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Publication date

26th June 2014

Author

Adrian McKinty

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Publisher

Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846688218

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