Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly
Detective Sean Duffy - A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
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A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2017!
Shortlisted for the Anthony, Ned Kelly, and Edgar® Awards!
Belfast 1988: A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.
Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.
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McKinty continues to write the best crime fiction today
Adrian McKinty is one of our finest crime writers working today, and "Police at the Station..." is another gem in Sean Duffy series. If you are a fan of the genre and haven't taken note of McKinty yet, by all means jump into the series right here - you won't be disappointed.
The series continues with Sean hanging on to his position with the Royal Ulster Constabulary, gritty background provided by Northern Ireland in the late 80's. At this point in the series, Sean is no longer a young man, and in a bit of a surprise, is easing into domestic life with his girlfriend Beth and their child. As Sean undertakes the investigation of a bow-and-arrow murder of a local drug dealer, he is also trying to determine whether his job with the Royal Ulster Constabulary is compatible with this new life.
These twin tracks weave themselves into an engaging story. Sean is a skilled detective, but the structural impediments to getting anything done in his time and place are fierce. He's less skilled at domesticity, and spends much of the book feeling that things in that area of his life are a bit out of control. Watching him work towards resolution of these two problems makes for a good tale.
It seems difficult these days to get the public to take notice of of crime fiction unless it comes from a Scandinavian publisher or has the word "Girl" in the title. If there is any justice, this book will manage to break the mold and succeed, in spite of its Fiona Apple-length title. This is crime fiction at its best.
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- Category: Police Procedural
- Published: Mar 07, 2017
- Publisher: Prometheus Books
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 319 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Detective Sean Duffy