Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty

Sean Duffy is back in Book Two of The Troubles Trilogy.  He's good cop but he has his foibles.

Seventh Street Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It is available now so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Sean gets involved in a murder where a man's torso has been found in a suitcase which was partially buried.  It's a bit hard to identify, but he's willing to work on it.  After all, his romance has pretty well ended and she's moving to a different area for work, so he's got time.  Why an American tourist would be killed in Northern Ireland is another mystery.

Sean keeps plugging away even though the IRA, British Intelligence and the local death squads wish he'd mind his own business.  As he struggles to follow the clues and find the trail that led to death, he also finds a young widow who appears to have an interest in him.  He should pay more attention to the case than to her, but he's between relationships and she's tempting.

The author sets the stage for big money and big danger in an unfriendly town in such a way that you feel you're walking the streets there with Sean.  It wouldn't be somewhere I'd like to be and Sean almost doesn't get out alive.  What he accomplishes is linking a lot of important people together and discovering the money is dirty.

Are you feeling brave enough to walk the mean streets in Northern Ireland?  Then grab a copy of the book and find a comfortable chair...

Happy reading.

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