Dead I Well May Be

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100097061
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481599771
Narrator/s: Gerard Doyle
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This Irish bad-boy thriller, set in the hardest streets of New York City, introduces us to Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping from the Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Clever, fearless, and handy with a pistol, young Michael is just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a New York crime boss, to join his gang of thugs fighting for their turf. But just as Michael is being anointed Darkey's rising star, he inadvisably seduces Darkey's girl. Suddenly the tables are turned, and Darkey plans a very hard fall for young Michael. But Darkey fails to account for Michael's toughness-or his determination to wreak vengeance upon those who betray him. A natural storyteller with a gift for dialogue, McKinty delivers us a stunning new noir voice, dark and stylish, mythic and violent-complete with an Irish lilt.

Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Series: Dead (McKinty) Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2005

All formats/editions

Author(s): Adrian McKinty
Product Number EB00570941
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780743253550

Professional reviews

"Manhattan's meanest streets, 1991--92, before "Rudy Giuliani cleaned up the City," remind 19-year-old Michael Forsythe of Belfast, circa 1973, "and there wasn't even a war here." It's a world run by Dominican, Jamaican, Irish, and African-American gangs. Michael is armed with a poet's soul, an Irishman's imagination, and a very big gun. He's the "muscle" for Darkey White, a neighborhood crook. Gerard Doyle gives a riveting performance of Adrian McKinty's superb venture into Irish noir. Doyle's slightly bemused Michael survives an urban hell of howling crack addicts, cockroaches, shoot-outs, betrayals, and revenge. Doyle is brilliantly understated, dark and ironic, as Michael withstands the Mexican penal system, a hurricane, and the swamps of the Yucatan. Lyrical, harsh, tender, and brutal, this is an amazing book boasting a stunning performance. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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