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by Anthony J. Quinn

Part of the Inspector Celcius Daly Series

Undertow Synopsis

A policeman's death leads Inspector Celcius Daly across the Irish border and into a labyrinth of lies and corruption. Daly is in Dreesh, a desolate village where law and order have ground to a halt, and whose residents, ruined by a chain of bankruptcies, have fallen under the spell of a malevolent crime boss with powerful connections. Out of his jurisdiction and out of his comfort zone, Daly is plunged into a shadowy border world of desperate informers, drunken ex-cops, freelance intelligence agents and violent smugglers. Kept deliberately in the dark by police forces on both sides of the border, Daly's dogged investigation will spark an outbreak of murderous violence as the truth begins to emerge from the shadows.

Undertow Press Reviews

'This driving, dark, twisted story is unputdownable' Crime Review. 'I loved reading Undertow and I would recommend the Daly series to anybody, but particularly to those people who are interested in how 'The Troubles' still affect Ireland' Ginger Book Geek. 'A very well written and very well constructed thriller' TripFiction. 'Anyone who is fed up with journalistic generalisations about the Irish border and what it represents should read the Inspector Celsius Daly series ... Its ambiguous answers to many of the moral questions it raises seem appropriate in a book dealing with the consequences of living on an island divided in two' Sunday Telegraph. 'A powerful tale stained with the darkest of noir, Undertow is a powerful tale of a generation manipulated, betrayed and ultimately abandoned by the powers-that-be' Irish Times. 'Finely honed though the plotting is, Quinn's greatest skill is the evocation of the landscape of his country matched with an astringent examination of betrayal and schism, inextricably linked with the Ireland of the Troubles' Financial Times.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786696038
Publication date: 14th December 2017
Author: Anthony J. Quinn
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Anthony J. Quinn

Anthony J. Quinn is an Irish author and journalist, born in County Tyrone and studied English at Queen's University, Belfast. His first novel, Disappeared, was a Daily Mail crime novel of the year.

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