A Carra King

A Carra King

by John Brady
     
 

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In the sixth of the Minogue series, the troubled son of an Irish-American tycoon is found bludgeoned to death in the trunk of a car at Dublin Airport.

There’s more at stake here than bad publicity for Ireland’s vital tourist industry. The victim’s father is the highly influential Irish-American tycoon John Leyne.  


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In the sixth of the Minogue series, the troubled son of an Irish-American tycoon is found bludgeoned to death in the trunk of a car at Dublin Airport.

There’s more at stake here than bad publicity for Ireland’s vital tourist industry. The victim’s father is the highly influential Irish-American tycoon John Leyne.  


A confusing account of the victim’s itinerary suggests he’s travelling with a woman, and staying in lodgings in remote towns and villages. That female companion may be Aoife Hartnett, an archaeologist from the National Museum - but she can’t be found. The trail peters out near Irelan'd remote west coast.  


A pattern to their travels emerges: the route takes in sites where Aoife Hartnett worked. Two of those sites have had thefts in the past five years. Is it a coincidence that one of John Leyne’s passions in recent years has been the collection of antiquities?  


Then, a body is found in a shallow grave near an historical excavation site. Travelling back to his ancestral homeland brought this man not the glory he hoped, but a brutal end. 
 
'Magically, Brady’s writing makes it dense and multi-layered… A treasure of a crime novel.’  - Toronto Star 
 
'Brady's sixth novel is his best. Melodic, densely plotted, taking us from the Stone Age to New Age, Brady has a great eye for detail. Save it to savour.’ - Globe and Mail (Canada)

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Kirkus Reviews
The body in the boot of the car parked at the airport has been decomposing for several days before a security guard notices the trickles of hardening blood on the macadam and calls Dublin's Murder Squad. Once they swing into action, though, it doesn't take Inspector Matt Minogue (The Good Life, 1995, etc.) and his able assistant Thomas Malone long to identify the dead tourist as Patrick Shaughnessy, the son of American frozen-foods millionaire John Leyne, now en route to the Ould Sod with his ex-wife to reclaim the body—and bedevil the investigation by asking for frequent, time-consuming updates. Tracking Patrick's last days leads to Aoife Hartnett, an Irish antiquities specialist who has gone missing, next to be seen dead in a car that's careened off a cliff. Then Leyne Senior succumbs to heart problems, his lawyer is murdered while in Minogue's care, and politicians and police higher-ups all warn Minogue off the case, which by now has expanded to include possible drug-running and probable smuggling of Irish heritage symbols like the Carra stone, which may or may not be authentic. Ever suspicious of Machiavellian attempts to usurp his investigative authority, Minogue sidesteps departmental rivals and tails the van ferrying the Carra stone to a watery end, where matters culminate in insider treachery and gunplay. A dour look at tourism in the virtual-reality age, the power that underwriting a $5 billion foundation brings, and the flip side to Ireland's leprechaun-and-tea-cozy charm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152679304
Publisher:
John Brady
Publication date:
10/28/2015
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
469 KB

Meet the Author

A native of Dublin, John divides his time between Ireland and Canada, where he and his wife Hanna raise their family. Growing up in Ireland with a mother from the west of Ireland and a father from Dublin, home was where imagination and character were close to the core of life. Everyone had a story, a song, a joke.
 

John continues to follow the lure of travel. rambling in Ireland’s Burren or Dublin's streets, or hill-walking in southern Austria. Trained as a teacher, John still goes by the axiom that only that which is useless or can’t be taught, is irresistible.

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