Falling Glass focuses on Killian Pavee, a minor character from McKinty's Michael Forsythe trilogy. Killian could be considered a thug for the IRA and reemerges from retiring to score cash for a job saving a wealthy industrialist's children from their neglectful and drug addicted mom.
But of course, things get complicated and Killian realizes he must face a brutal competitor in a Russian hit man, who is involved in what seems to be much more gruesome than a clear kidnapping heist.
Through all this, it is the wit and pragmatism that stay with Pavee and allow him to improvise, though sometimes this gives him trouble, which is no surprise since he was raised with Irish gypsies.
The narrator for this audiobook is Gerard Doyle who has the true Irish brogue to his speech and has also narrated the rest of the Forsythe tales.
Adrian McKinty was born in 1968 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied law, politics and philosophy and moved to the U.S. in the 1990s to Harlem, New York and later to Denver, Colorado. Here he was a high school teacher, and began his journey as a writer. Now he resides in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two kids. He has written a dozen books, half of which are in two trilogies. His genres are mainly crime, mystery, and young adult fiction. He is most known as an Irish Crime novelist and has been criticized for the excessive violence in his books. Motifs of noir fiction such as revenge and betrayal are used throughout his works, which enables him to uncover the search for meaning in the cold but colorful universe of his characters.
Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. His beautiful new wife is pregnant, his upstart airline is undercutting the competition and moving from strength to strength, his diversification into the casino business in Macau has been successful, and his fabulous Art Deco house on an Irish cliff top has just been featured in Architectural Digest. But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn’t keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard’s two daughters. Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls. As Killian follows Rachel’s trail, he begins to see that there is a lot more to this case than first meets the eye and that a thirty-year-old secret is going to put all of them in terrible danger.
McKinty is at his continent-hopping, well-paced, evocative best in this thriller, moving between his native Ireland and distant cities within a skin-of-his-teeth timeframe. Download and start listening now!