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Irish Eyes (Callahan Garrity Series #8)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2003

    Irish Attitude

    From the first word to the last, Kathy Hogan Trocheck has you locked in to her book, Irish Eyes. This powerful novel is set in an Irish area in Atlanta, Georgia. Callahan Garrity, a former cop, and an existing PI decides to investigate the shooting of her friend Bucky Deavers, whether the cops want her to or not. This creates problems between the feisty PI and the hard-nosed cops. Things really get stirred up when she gets into some of their business that they don¿t want anyone to know about. Irish Eyes has a vast number of characters, all with some type of problem. The conflict is mostly between Callahan and the Irish police. Callahan quit the police force months before Bucky got shot, but she still has her PI¿s license. Bucky Deavers, a long time friend of Callahan¿s, is shot in the liquor store, the Budget Bottle Shop, on the way home from a St. Paddy¿s Day bash he took Callahan to. Callahan is in the car half asleep when he is shot, but she is awakened by the sound of a gunshot. The only witness to the shooting is a girl, Deecie Styles. She is the clerk at the Budget Bottle Shop. Before the police can arrive at the scene, she takes off with the security camera, and some money from the safe. Later, Callahan finds out that some police are involved in robberies around the area, stealing money from storeowners who are making deposits of large amounts of cash. This makes more problems for Callahan. Now Callahan has to fight to find the truth in a group of lies, and liars. Kathy Hogan Trocheck tosses in complex and simple characters into her novel. All are realistic and each intrigues you even more to read this fascinating novel. They give detail to the mystery of the shooting. Callahan is a noble person in this novel, always trying to fight for the truth. The ¿bad seeds¿ in this novel are some of the police. They are against Callahan every step of the way, trying to get her to leave the case alone, because they believe that Bucky is part of the robbing spree, and they think that¿s why he was shot. Callahan soon finds out that people she thought were her friends are now really her enemies. The theme of this novel is revealed bit-by-bit throughout the novel, which is good because it keeps you turning the pages just to find out what happens next. The mystery of this novel is strong. One character can make you believe you know who did it, but then on the next page there is another to make you change you mind again. The mystery of this novel is very effective. You will be caught in a whirlwind of characters, strange turns, and unbelievable happenings. Irish Eyes, so named because the story is told through the eyes of an Irish woman, Callahan Garrity. The novel deals with the actions of the Irish police, and what Callahan sees them do through her own ¿Irish eyes¿. This novel will get you locked into the action, the mystery, the bewilderment, and the sadness. This novel will appeal to anyone who loves mysteries with a hint of action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2003

    Still Capturing The Reader's Attention

    I have read all of Mrs. Trocheks' books. I hae thoroughly enjoyed them all. I am from Atlanta and met her several years ago. Callahan's character is easy to follow. I really enjoy his reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    Loved It!

    I am a retired police officer, and I really enjoyed this book. I could Identify with the story in a big way.

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