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Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger 2012.
CWA Judges' comment: “A complex noir thriller that’s multi-layered and solidly written, with great style and pace. The depiction of post-crash Dublin has a real sense of menace and threat throughout.”
Gene Kerrigan commented: "I'm aware of the writers who have previously received the Gold Dagger and I'm honoured to have my name on the same page."
Vincent Naylor is a professional thief, as confident as he is reckless. Just ten days out of jail, and he's preparing his next robbery. But his plan is already unravelling. While investigating the murder of a crooked banker, Detective Sergeant Bob Tidey gets a call from an old acquaintance, Maura Coady. The retired nun believes there's something suspicious happening in the Dublin backstreet where she lives alone. Maura's call inadvertently unleashes a storm of violence that will engulf Vincent Naylor and force Tidey to make a deadly choice.
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Publication date: 03/05/2012
|Publication date:||3rd May 2012|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Gene Kerrigan grew up in Cabra West, Dublin. He was Journalist of the Year in 1985 and 1990. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Hard Cases. He writes for the Independent on Sunday.More About Gene Kerrigan