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.
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The Dangerous Gamble
This one is the best of this series by far. I loved the voice, the humor and the constant questioning character of Sean Duffy.
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.
Sean was my favorite character, but Doyle is brilliant at voices. Maybe not with Kate.
i would have gladly listened to it straight through.
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!
McKinty And Doyle Deliver Again!
Intense engaging fast-paced
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
Again Sean Duffy
Yes, but all McKinty's books are like that to me.
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.
- Carrie Arnold