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Gun street girl a Detective Sean Duffy novel

by McKinty, Adrian,

Format: Book on CD 2015
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD McKinty
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  AudioBook Collection
Call Number  ABOCD McKinty

Belfast, 1985. Amid the Troubles, Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, struggles with burnout as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point-blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter died of a heroin overdose, which may or may not have something to do with Kelly's subsequent death.

New evidence leads elsewhere: gun runners, arms dealers, the British government, and a rogue American agent with a fake identity. Duffy thinks he's getting somewhere when agents from MI5 show up at his doorstep and try to recruit him, thus taking him off the investigation.

Duffy is in it up to his neck, doggedly pursuing a case that may finally prove his undoing.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Royal Ulster Constabulary Inspector Sean Duffy returns in this follow-up to the Troubles trilogy. After a series of career-limiting turns, Duffy is struggling to find a path for himself where he'll make any kind of difference, what with Margaret Thatcher's plan for a slow withdrawal from Northern Ireland igniting a new phase in sectarian violence. When a wealthy couple is murdered just over the Carrickfergus side of the county border, Duffy's second-in-command, McCrabban, campaigns for asserting their jurisdiction. Duffy doesn't see the point but figures McCrabban deserves the bone and helps him win the territorial battle. It looks like an easy solve: the adult son who lives with the victims is suddenly missing, and it's common knowledge he's had some trouble with his dad. But, in 1985 Northern Ireland, a seeming case of domestic strife can just as easily mask a complex criminal web of arms smuggling, drugs, and covert operations, and it doesn't take Duffy long to point Crabby toward the telltale signs of a professional hit. Duffy is more introspective here, and while the Troubles trilogy featured strong characterization, series fans will appreciate the further insight into the fallout from tragic cases, department politics, and war. As usual, there's plenty of entertaining territorial battling between the dizzying array of law-enforcement agencies acting in Belfast, and Duffy's investigative skills seem somehow sharpened by his lost hope.--Tran, Christine Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fans of Ned Kelly Award-winner McKinty's Troubles trilogy (The Cold Cold Ground, etc.) will welcome this fourth outing for Sean Duffy, a Catholic detective for the Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, in 1985 Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Fighting internal forces on the one side and dealing with pressure from MI5 on the other, Duffy looks into the double murder of 22-year-old Michael Kelly's parents. Michael apparently jumped off a cliff to his death after shooting them in the family living room. True to police procedural form, Duffy keeps up the world-weary demeanor even when his investigation calls the initial causes of the murders and suicide into doubt. Though the precarious Northern Irish context adds color and McKinty has a flair for detail (Duffy has to check under his car for bombs every time he drives), Duffy's humdrum love affairs, with his one-dimensional romantic interests and McKinty's stock dialogue, only reinforce old clichés. Agent: Bob Mecoy, Creative Book Services. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series McKinty, Adrian. Troubles trilogy. bk. 4.
Features Sean Duffy, a detective sergeant in 1980s Northern Ireland
#1 - The Cold cold ground
#2 - I hear the sirens in the street
#3 - In the morning I'll be gone
#4 - Gun street girl
#5 - Rain dogs
#6 - Police at the station and they don't look friendly
Subjects Detective and mystery stories.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Northern Ireland -- History -- 1968-1998 -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher [Ashland, Oregon] :2015
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Doyle, Gerard, narrator.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Gerard Doyle.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Duration: 10:00:00.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781483039046 (library ed.)
1483039048 (library ed.)
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