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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty
  

Gun Street Girl

Part of the Detective Sean Duffy Series
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Now Australia-based award-winning Irish author McKinty, after a detour into historical crime, finally delivers a sparkling fourth volume featuring his fascinating Catholic cop Sean Duffy, at the time of the 'Troubles'. It's 1985 and Duffy is barely holding on to his job in the hostile atmosphere of the Royal UIster Constabulary. The murder of an old couple at first rings no particular alarms, but soon their troubled son commits suicide, leaving a note admitting to the crime. But something doesn't add up and the case is far from closed when further deaths occur. Duffy's doughty investigation soon uncovers a spider's web of intrigue, involving shadowy US intelligence forces and leads him straight to the heart of a major political scandal. Will he swim or sink? Impeccable plotting and a wonderful cast of often unconventional characters make this a perfect read.

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

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Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

Belfast, 1985. Gunrunners on the borders, riots in the cities, The Power of Love on the radio. And somehow, in the middle, Detective Inspector Sean Duffy is hanging on, a Catholic policeman in the hostile Royal Ulster Constabulary. Duffy is initially left cold by the murder of a wealthy couple, shot dead while watching TV. And when their troubled son commits suicide, leaving a note that appears to take responsibility for the deaths, it seems the case is closed. But something doesn't add up, and people keep dying. Soon Duffy is on the trail of a mystery that will pit him against shadowy US intelligence forces, and take him into the white-hot heart of the biggest political scandal of the decade.

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Praise for previous titles:

'It blew my doors off' -- Ian Rankin

'Written in spare, razor-sharp prose, and leading up to a denouement that creeps up on you and then explodes like a terrorist bomb, [In the Morning I'll be Gone] places McKinty firmly in the front rank of modern crime writers.' Daily Mail

'A razor-sharp thriller set against the backdrop of a country in chaos, told with style, courage and dark-as-night wit.' -- Stuart Neville

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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Book Info

Publication date

8th January 2015

Author

Adrian McKinty

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Publisher

Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781846689826

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