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Hidden river a novel

by McKinty, Adrian.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD MCK [B-O-CD] MP3
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD MCK [B-O-CD] MP3

In this electrifying noir thriller, a young Irish ex-cop travels half a world away to investigate the murder of a beautiful girl he once loved.

Alexander Lawson is a former detective for Northern Ireland's police force who, after a disastrous stint in the drug squad, became addicted to heroin and resigned in disgrace. Now twenty-four, sickly, and on the dole, Alex learns that his high-school love, Victoria Patawasti, has been murdered in America. Victoria's wealthy family sends Alex to Colorado to investigate the case, and he seizes the opportunity for a chance at redemption. But things don't go as planned. Plagued by a heroin habit, forced to go on the run after the only credible witness to Victoria's murder is accidentally killed, wanted by both the Colorado cops and the Ulster police, Alex struggles just to stay alive.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It would be a tall order indeed for McKinty to match the brilliance of his last Irish-boy-done-bad novel, so the fact that this solid, sordid crime story fails to hit the heights of Dead I Well May Be (2003) should not be held against it. Once again, the author plucks a troubled young man from mid-nineties Northern Ireland, bringing him this time to Colorado to investigate the murder of a high-school sweetheart. Alexander Lawson doesn't travel to America just to find Victoria Patawasti's killer, however. He's also on the run from the Ulster police force and a brutal English investigator. Hooked on junk and hindered by a dim-witted tagalong friend, Alexander proceeds to make an even bigger hash of his life in the States. The plot is a bit flabby, and too many of its punches are telegraphed, but McKinty still knows how to write elegantly horrifying death scenes--He landed on his feet but his femurs burst out through his knees --and spot-on endings that make the journey worthwhile. --Frank Sennett Copyright 2004 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Irish author McKinty follows up 2003's acclaimed Dead I May Well Be with an outstanding and complex crime novel that should appeal to fans of hard-boiled Celtic scribes such as Ken Bruen and Ian Rankin. Alexander Lawson, a down-and-out ex-cop with a heroin habit, had been a rising homicide detective in Belfast's Royal Ulster Constabulary when he was abruptly transferred to the drug squad. He soon gets caught stealing heroin from an evidence locker and resigns in disgrace. A Scotland Yard cop named Douglas, convinced that the story doesn't fit, vows to discover the truth. Then, in Denver, an old girlfriend of Lawson's, Victoria Patawasti, winds up dead. After the slain girl's father receives an anonymous tip that the police have arrested the wrong man, he persuades Lawson to investigate. In the States, Lawson's first stop is the nonprofit environmental agency where Victoria worked. He finds that she discovered major discrepancies in the agency's banking accounts, and suspects that got her killed. Lawson goes undercover, taking a fund-raising job at CAW (Campaign for the American Wilderness), where he gets an inside look at slick owner Charles Mulholland and an even closer look at his wife, Amber, a beautiful young seductress. As the action intensifies, Lawson comes up against a deeper, hidden case. This is not only an expertly crafted suspense novel but also a revealing study of addiction. Agent, Bob Mecoy. (Jan. 11) Forecast: A blurb from Frank McCourt will help lure readers of literary Irish fiction who don't normally touch crime fiction. The moody Denver skyline on the jacket is also a plus. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Young women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Ex-police officers -- Fiction.
Irish -- Colorado -- Fiction.
Drug addicts -- Fiction.
Denver (Colo.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Blackstone Audiobooks,2005
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Doyle, Gerard.
Participants/Performers Read by Gerard Doyle.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
System Details Compact disc, MP3 format.
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC computer with MP3-capable software.
Description 1 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0786183632 :
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