On the Irish border, Inspector Celsius Daly investigates human trafficking and a victim to whom there may be more than meets the eye. Inspector Celcius Daly is hunting for a trafficked woman, Lena Novak, who mysteriously disappeared one winter's night along the Irish border, leaving in her wake the corpses of two men. Daly finds himself hooked together with a prostitute and a hit man in a life-or-death chase. His investigation leads them deep into border country, a wild terrain of disappearing lanes and blown-up bridges, abandoned ghost-estates and thick forests - the ultimate refuge for anyone who does not want to be found.
Authors tend to like to have their egos stroked, and Anthony Quinn has been enjoying such attention more than most for his remarkably well-written novels. In Border Angels, a charred corpse and a set of footprints in the snow direct Quinn’s protagonist Inspector Celcius Daly into the dark world of people trafficking. Daly is on the trail of a missing woman, Lena Novak, who has disappeared one winter’s night along the Irish border leaving behind only the bodies of two men. Soon, Daly finds himself working with a prostitute and a hit man in an increasingly dangerous chase – one that leads to a refuge for people who do not want to be found. Like many writers resident in Ireland, Anthony Quinn is influenced by the great American crime writers – and Border Angels shows that he clearly belongs in their august company.
'This should make Quinn a star, for it is unquestionably one of the crime novels of the year'
'An edge-of-the-seat thriller... beautifully written... Outstanding'
'Betrayal, Pathos, Compassion, Brutality... As beautifully written as the wild ferocity of Lough Neagh'
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
|Publication date:||7th January 2015|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1964. Since 1998 he has been the film critic of the Independent. His first novel The Rescue Man (2009) won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.More About Anthony Quinn