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Publisher's Summary

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 range 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 to be his undoing.
©2015 Adrian McKinty (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews



Shortlisted for the 2016 Audie Award (Best Mystery) and the 2016 Edgar Award (Best Pbk Original)
"When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow. The Sean Duffy series is the culmination of a career spent examining our darkest moments, and McKinty is the only crime writer who can do justice to our singular history." (Stuart Neville, author of The Final Silence)
"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." (Booklist, starred review)
"Gerard Doyle gives a stunning narration of the fourth installment of McKinty's Detective Sean Duffy series.... From the subtle changes in dialect to McKinty's distinct writing cadence and dark humor, Doyle hones in on the details that make this procedural a joy to listen to." ( AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Top of Mind on 03-07-15

Another McKinty Gem

McKinty simply is one of the best writers out there today - of any kind. His prose is lyrical without any cloying ornamentation or sentimentality. He sets a firm noir tone that he brilliantly leavens with sharp observation, humor and well-defined, but not cardboard characters.
But most of all, he tells a good story. It is well-paced and a continuing pleasure to read. The Gun Street Girl like the other books in this series is hard to put done.
The real mystery with McKinty is why he is not more popular.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 03-08-15

Fantastic experience

I had forgotten how much I enjoy McKinty's books read by Gerard Doyle. Highly recommended. Great series- can't wait for the next.

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5 out of 5 stars
By leigh.victoria on 03-11-15

GREAT

The best listen a while. The narrator was great the best iv heard. A fab read. This is one book I definitely recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carol Crowther on 01-14-18

Superb

Excellent series, highly recommend it.
Great mix of fact and fiction.
Well done Adrian McKinty!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Margaret on 03-06-15

Another gripping Duffy instalment

McKinty has maintained the high standards of story, character and setting that he set in the previous three Duffy novels. The historical setting of the troubles is handled beautifully and the reader is immersed in the northern Ireland of the '80's as the story itself is intrinsically enmeshed in the political and social order of place and time. Duffy is a little older and a little wiser as he navigates being a catholic Detective Inspector in the predominantly protestant RUC CID and he remains reflective, self-aware and with an ethical compass that is perhaps more utilitarian than it is traditionally catholic.

Once again, Gerard Doyle does a magnificent job as the narrator. He really is faultless.

All in all, this was another terrific novel and I sincerely hope that we haven't seen the last of DI Sean Duffy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christine on 02-12-17

Terrific

Such a great story and excellent narration. After two books, I am now a huge fan of both Adrian McInty and Gerard Doyle.

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