Violent and witty, McKinty returns to home turf with a brand new hero.
An old associate of regular hero Michael Forsythe, Killian makes a living enforcing other people's laws, collecting debts, dealing out threats. Forsythe sets Killian up with the best paid job of his life. A prominent, politically connected, Irish businessman, Richard Coulter, needs someone to find his ex-wife and children. Reluctant to take it, but persuaded by the money, Killian takes the job.
Once on the trail, Killian discovers the real reason Coulter's ex is running, and helps her take refuge amongst his people - a community of Irish Travellers, who close ranks to look after them McKinty is at his continent -hopping, pacy, evocative best in this new thriller, moving between his native Ireland and distant cities within a skin-of-his-teeth time frame.
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 most 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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