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"McKinty possesses a talent for pace and plot structure that belies his years."—Publishers Weekly

Killian makes a living enforcing other people's laws, collecting debts, dealing out threats and finding people who do not wish to be found. But when Richard Coulter, an Irishman with political connections, offers him half a million to track down his ex-wife and children, Killian finds himself embroiled in something far bigger than he bargained for....

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Overview

"McKinty possesses a talent for pace and plot structure that belies his years."—Publishers Weekly

Killian makes a living enforcing other people's laws, collecting debts, dealing out threats and finding people who do not wish to be found. But when Richard Coulter, an Irishman with political connections, offers him half a million to track down his ex-wife and children, Killian finds himself embroiled in something far bigger than he bargained for.

Adrian McKinty grew up in Northern Ireland and lived in the United States for a number of years. His novel Fifty Grand won the 2010 Spinetingler Award.

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In McKinty's (The Dead Yard) tenth book, Killian, an ex-enforcer for the IRA, returns during this global recession to his lucrative criminal specialty as a hedge against his real estate investments. He is hired by a billionaire airline and casino magnate to find the man's ex-wife, who has disappeared with their two daughters. This fast-paced thriller also looks at discrimination in Northern Ireland (Killian's heritage is of the widely despised Pavee or Tinker community). Irish actor/narrator Gerard Doyle's great reading of McKinty's dialog enhances the experience. That said, listeners will be well advised to know in advance that "peelers" are police, "caravans," trailers, and "weens" (wee'uns), youngsters. Highly recommended for adult crime/mystery collections. To McKinty fans who have not seen his blog (adrianmckinty.blogspot.com): go there!—Cliff Glaviano, formerly with Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846687839
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 583,563
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian McKinty grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. After studying at Oxford University he moved to New York City, working in bars, bookstores, building sites and finally the basement stacks of the Columbia University Medical School Library. In 2000 he relocated to Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction. His debut Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and his recent novel Fifty Grand won the 2010 Spinetingler Award. In 2009 Adrian moved to Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

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    Intense, thrilling, and funny

    Anyone who has enjoyed listening to Adrian McKinty books in the past will not be disappointed. The story is exciting and has some hillarious interaction between characters. Gerard Doyle's narration of the book is brilliant, because his Irish accent adds a lot to the dialogue. His voice and use of the language made the Michael Forsythe trilogy great and does the same for this one. Speaking of Michael Forsythe, he is a minor character in this one so fans of the other Michael Forsythe books should definitely give this one a try.

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