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Winner of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award and a 2015 Audie Award nominee for best mystery
A Catholic cop tracks an IRA master bomber amidst the sectarian violence of the conflict in Northern Ireland
It's the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze prison. In the course of his investigations Sean discovers a woman who may hold the key to Dermot's whereabouts; she herself wants justice for her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in a pub locked from the inside. Sean knows that if he can crack the "locked-room mystery", the bigger mystery of Dermot's whereabouts might be revealed to him as a reward. Meanwhile the clock is ticking down to the Conservative Party conference in Brighton in 1984, where Mrs. Thatcher is due to give a keynote speech.
©2014 Adrian McKinty (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By John on 03-21-14

The Dangerous Gamble

What made the experience of listening to In the Morning I'll Be Gone the most enjoyable?

This one is the best of this series by far. I loved the voice, the humor and the constant questioning character of Sean Duffy.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, this one kept me going like a fast-moving roller coaster. I started listening to this yesterday and I'm sorry to say it is over.

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

Sean was my favorite character, but Doyle is brilliant at voices. Maybe not with Kate.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

i would have gladly listened to it straight through.

Any additional comments?

Up until now, I've been more taken with Mckinty's other series than the Sean Duffy books, but this one is first rate. Third time around, Duffy steps up to the plate and captivates us with a fast moving, intellectually challenging story that keeps us guessing and keeps us worried as well. The Catholic cop in Northern Island takes us places we would rather not be, but we know he has the bravery and brains to see it through. The only real question, Is it worth it? Mckinty's "peeler" is a fine creation, a smart, courageous dachshund of a cop, thrown into a world where every policeman is a target simply for being alive. Duffy's a target for being too smart. Listen to this one!

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By Carrie Arnold on 03-14-14

McKinty And Doyle Deliver Again!

If you could sum up In the Morning I'll Be Gone in three words, what would they be?

Intense engaging fast-paced

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sean Duffy of course.
I like the fact that he is neither a corrupt cop nor is he a perfect cop.
He is a relatable average guy.
Although, going through quite difficult situations due to the time and setting of the book

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

Again Sean Duffy

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but all McKinty's books are like that to me.

Any additional comments?

I kind of wish that we would have found out a little more about Kate.
I don't know if she will appear in any future books, but I would like to know more about her.

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By imcl on 08-11-15

One word

As an Ulsterman the content of this book are frighteningly true to life. The political comments at the end have the situation wrapped up. Excellent read

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By Linda on 05-12-14

This has been a delightful experience.

What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

He reads with confidence and a captivating voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely and I actually did :)

Any additional comments?

All three books about Detective Sean Duffy is strongly recommended.

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By oceanjasper on 11-07-16

Ripping yarn

I've read the previous two Sean Duffy books in print and I found that listening to the book narrated in an Irish accent added atmosphere to the story. Although occasionally during conversations I had trouble distinguishing between different characters, overall Gerard Doyle's rather deadpan delivery perfectly captured Duffy's weariness and dogged nature.

The story is gripping, with a locked room mystery at its centre and a sense of increasing tension as the climax approaches. I like the way Adrian McKinty weaves his fictional plot around real historical characters and events. And the writing is superbly incisive, with moments of poetic description, profound insight and dry wit.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will continue with the series.

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