A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn't easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with Detective Constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that's left of an American tourist who once served in the US military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles? The trail leads to the doorstep of a beautiful, flame-haired, twentysomething widow, whose husband died at the hands of an IRA assassination team just a few months before. Suddenly Duffy is caught between his romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men he should know better than to mess with. These include British intelligence, the FBI, and local paramilitary death squads—enough to keep even the savviest detective busy. Duffy's growing sense of self-doubt isn't helping. But as a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn't let that stop him from pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.
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by Adrian McKinty
by Jack Higgins
by Mick Herron
by Val McDermid
by Ted Lewis
"This classic police procedural is set in 1982, the fourteenth year of "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland. John DeLorean is building cars in Belfast, the Argentine junta has occupied the Falkland Islands, and Detective Inspector Sean Duffy finds a dismembered body in a suitcase. This is the second of McKinty's "Troubles trilogy"--in which he brings one of the most conflict-filled periods in recent history alive. Gerard Doyle does a wonderful job with the ineffable accents of Northern Ireland and the rhythm of its dialogue. Doyle's narration is clear, well paced, and consistent. It perfectly matches the rising darkness that seems to surround Duffy as he searches for a killer. F.C. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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