The Ireland of 2010 may be reeling from the shocks of the economic crash, but Dublin’s still a small place. Bernadette Cummins has her own worries, though - her only surviving son Gary is missing.
Being the wife of jailed criminal godfather Tony Cummins only makes it worse for her, because she can’t trust the Guards will search for her son.
Frantic, she turns to her childhood friend for help - Sheila Malone, Sergeant Tommy Malone’s Ma. These women’s loyalties run deep and wide and long. With Bernie facing cancer, Sheila won’t let her down. Fiercely loyal to his Ma, Tommy Malone cannot help but become entangled.
In a meet with Bernie’s infamous husband, Malone gets a coded signal that a deal can be done. A huge coup for the police? Maybe. But as the saying goes, the past can be unpredictable. With all the old standbys crumbling around them, people are turning against one another.
Neither Malone nor those around him foresee what this collision of crime and loyalty will bring.
About 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.