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Border Angels

by Anthony J. Quinn

Part of the Inspector Celcius Daly Series

Border Angels Synopsis

A charred corpse and a set of footprints in the snow lead Celcius Daly into the twilight world of people trafficking. Inspector Celcius Daly is hunting for a missing 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.

Border Angels Press Reviews

'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' Good Book Guide. 'Atmospheric prose that is deeply evocative of a particular landscape spells out Quinn's deep attachment to the countryside of his childhood ... This is indeed a twenty-first century crime story and an ingenious one. A new, important voice within Northern Irish crime writing' Eurocrime. 'A fast-moving story of crime and conspiracy ... Masterly' Irish Independent. 'The truth gradually comes clear in this beautifully written novel. It reveals a frightening fact: the Troubles aren't over yet' Literary Review. 'In a story that has as many twists and turns, dead ends, potholes and bumps as an unapproved border road, Quinn keeps masterly control of the of the narrative, which involves four different but interlocking hunts' The Belfast Telegraph. 'Quinn's pacy prose walks the fine line between a James Lee Burke-like melancholy and the sort of muscularity found in Michael Connelly's works. His characters hum with authenticity too. They're not always sympathetic but they're always intriguing ... a tense and unpredictable ride' The Sunday Herald. 'Betrayal, Pathos, Compassion, Brutality ... As beautifully written as the wild ferocity of Lough Neagh' Ken Bruen. 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller ... beautifully written ... Outstanding' Irish Independent. 'This should make Quinn a star, for it is unquestionably one of the crime novels of the year' Daily Mail.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784082611
Publication date: 14th December 2014
Author: Anthony J. Quinn
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Anthony J. Quinn

Anthony J. Quinn was born in Northern Ireland's County Tyrone and studied English at Queen's University, Belfast. He works as a journalist and author. His first novel, DISAPPEARED, was published by Head of Zeus in 2014.

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