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The Bloomsday dead

by McKinty, Adrian.

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD MCKINTY [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD MCKINTY [B-O-CD]

In this concluding book of Adrian McKinty's highly praised Dead series, Michael Forsythe confronts his former lover and now archrival, Bridget.

Michael Forsythe has just survived his infiltration of an IRA splinter cell in Boston. Now, his many near fatal wounds healed, he begins his next adventure as manager of hotel security in Lima, Peru. It is there he is contacted by his former lover, Bridget, whose husband he killed. Bridget, calling from Dublin, says her fourteen-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael's choice is to fly to Dublin and help her or to be executed at the hands of the goons holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing and soon is on the way to Dublin, the first two of many dead bodies left in his wake.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Michael Forsythe is a virtuoso mayhem machine--except when it comes to handling his fatal attraction to Bridget Callaghan, the ex-girlfriend turned New York Irish Mob boss who's been trying to kill him for a decade. Fittingly, then, this final chapter in McKinty's Forsthe trilogy forces Michael to sort out his relationship with the fire-haired Bridget or die trying. After rousting him from a Peruvian hotel security gig in spectacular fashion, Bridget orders Michael to help rescue her adolescent daughter from kidnappers in Ireland. As literary luck would have it, he lands in Dublin on Bloomsday and sets off on a daylong journey to Belfast--although it's more path of destruction than Joycean deconstruction. While this novel outpaces immediate predecessor The Dead Yard 0 (2006), it doesn't quite catch Dead I Well May Be0 (2003). But McKinty overcomes minor missteps--a key revelation tipped almost from the outset and a less-than-satisfying final scene--with his trademark dark lyricism, one great red herring, and a masterful plot twist that brings Forsythe's character full circle in a lightning flash. And Michael continues to play his insouciant hard-guy role with aplomb. "You know how much damage your skull will do to my gun if I pull this trigger at point-blank range?" he asks one inept crew leader. The answer: "None at all." Raise a glass; young Forsythe will be missed. --Frank Sennett Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Blood, bullets and death are served up in ample portions in McKinty's final entry to his Michael Forsythe trilogy. The past 12 years have found Irish tough Forsythe hiding out in Peru looking over his shoulder in anticipation of being found by crime boss Bridget Callaghan, who has spent the last decade looking for Forsythe with the intention of killing him to avenge the killing of her fiance. But things change, and when she does locate Forsythe, it is to beg him to help find her kidnapped 11-year-old daughter, Siobhan. Doyle brings a clean, well-articulated Irish lilt to his reading that works especially well with the book's multiple characters, each of whom he renders with distinct individual voices. One might argue that he could have brought a bit more emotional resonance to McKinty's rich first-person narrative, but overall Dole's skillful narration draws the listener deep into this dark side of the emerald isle. Simultaneous release with the Scribner hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 1). (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Michael Forsythe trilogy
#1 - Dead I well may be
#2 - The Dead Yard
#3 - The Bloomsday dead
Subjects Enemies -- Fiction.
Kidnapping victims -- Fiction.
Missing children -- Fiction.
Witnesses -- Protection -- Fiction.
Belfast (Northern Ireland) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher [Ashland, OR] :Blackstone Audio,2007
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Doyle, Gerard.
Participants/Performers Read by Gerard Doyle.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Description 9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 078615778X
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