Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rain Dogs: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel by Adrian McKinty

Sean never has an easy time of it but this case is a real bear.  Why would someone have killed the young journalist?  Surely she didn't climb to the top of the castle and jump.  It would be hard to do since there was a security guard, and she didn't like heights.  Besides, the one shoe she was wearing was on the wrong foot...

Seventh Street Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 8th.

Sean walks on both sides of the law.  He may be a cop but he's also Irish and knows players on all sides.  He checks his car each day for bombs.  He frets about his girlfriend having left him.  He's an emotional mess that shows no emotion and does what he needs to do.  Sometimes in spite of the law.

He's checking out the murder scene and wants to see all those who visited the castle that day.  He finds that the local Finnish delegation over checking out the possibility of business development had been there.  They are the ultimate bigwigs and he gets into trouble for bothering them.  His instinct tells him there's more to them than just business.  He's right.

There are old secrets, new secrets, and more in this story.  Sean's boss gets blown up.  Sean finds a bomb under his car, too.  He's been in danger before and still plowed ahead.  That's what he does in this story, too.

There's help from an unknown agency, an old friend isn't anymore, and his girlfriend is pregnant.  After all the drama is over, Sean is back together with his girlfriend.  For now.  I'll have to read the next book and see how that goes.  He's not going to back off from investigating so it should be interesting.

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