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. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
Duffy's back - and this closed case has just been blown wide open.
Belfast, 1985. Gunrunners on the borders, riots in the cities,The Power of Loveon the radio. And somehow, hanging on, is Detective Inspector Sean Duffy, a Catholic policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary.The usual rounds of riot duty and sectarian murders are interrupted when a wealthy couple are shot dead while watching TV. Their son jumps to his death, leaving a note claiming responsibility. But something doesn't add up, and people keep dying.Soon Sean Duffy, Belfast's most roguish detective, is on the trail of a mystery that will pit him against shadowy US national security forces, and take him into the white-hot heart of the biggest political scandal of the decade.
'Fluent and fast-paced' Sunday Times
'A superb satire of its time and place.' Irish Times
'Duffy always reminds me of one of Iain Banks's jaded-but-idealistic narrator-heroes, and not just because of the protagonist's taste for pharmaceutical-grade cocaine. Anyone missing their Banks fix should give McKinty a go.' Guardian
'Adrian McKinty is back with the same perceptive commentary on social conditions and an acute awareness of political realities in the Belfast of the eighties ... Lucky for us there must be plenty of unresolved crimes, even in a backwater like Carrickfergus, for Inspector Duffy to tackle and for McKinty to turn into further gripping episodes.' Irish Independent
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd July 2015|
|Publisher:||Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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 ...More About Adrian McKinty