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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian McKinty Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463406
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In this electrifying noir thriller, a young Irish ex-cop travels half a world away to investigate the murder of a beautiful girl he once loved.

Alexander Lawson is a former detective for Northern Ireland’s police force who, after a disastrous stint in the drug squad, became addicted to heroin and resigned in disgrace. Now twenty-four, sickly, and on the dole, Alex learns that his high-school love, Victoria Patawasti, has been murdered in America. Victoria’s wealthy family sends Alex to Colorado to investigate the case, and he seizes the opportunity for a chance at redemption. But things don’t go as planned. Plagued by a heroin habit, forced to go on the run after the only credible witness to Victoria’s murder is accidentally killed, wanted by both the Colorado cops and the Ulster police, Alex struggles just to stay alive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “He is a cross between Micky Spillane and Damon Runyon—the toughest, the best. Beware of McKinty.”

    Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes

  • “A storyteller with the kind of style and panache that blur the line between genre and mainstream.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[Listeners] will be hooked by both McKinty’s skillfully woven suspense and Doyle’s almost endearing interpretation of this memorable protagonist.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gerard Doyle compels the listener into the midst of this gritty thriller…achieving skilled psychological shadings that inform and color all the characters…Listeners will be riveted.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Audie Award Finalist
  • An Audible.com Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Wallace | 1/14/2014

    " A little drawn out, good none the less, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/12/2013

    " I feel this is a book that needs to be listen to. Gerard Doyle did a fantastic job in reading this. To have this read by an Irish man was what made this. You are the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 11/12/2013

    " I figured it out halfway through the book. I NEVER figure these things out. So it was sort of entertaining but nothing fabulous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/5/2013

    " This book really touched me. Good characters who turn out to be not so good, bad characters who turn out to be not so bad and every where in between. I could really feel the pain in these characters and empathize. This was not an easy book to read, but the pain was well worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ang | 10/31/2013

    " Great read. Very different from all the mysteries I've read in the past. Looking forward to reading more of his stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 9/29/2013

    " good read. mystery about a less than perfect hero. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 9/9/2013

    " I want the hours back that I devoted to this long, painful journey to nowhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/28/2013

    " I have enjoyed all of McKinty's books. The main character in this mystery is a disgraced 23 year old Belfast policement who comes to the US to investigate a friend's murder. He is surprisingly intellectual and the writing is really enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 4/26/2013

    " Love it.. especially the local Colorado aspect of this book. It is fun to connect with the the people/places/weather in this book that takes place in Denver. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Larsen | 4/13/2013

    " Good as an audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Rogers | 2/6/2013

    " McKinty specializes in revenge and retribution. In this case, a disgraced former cop from North Ireland tracks down the klilers of his former girlfriend in Colorado. The prose is lean and mean, and reflects the central character's attitude perfectly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nkornmeyer | 8/27/2012

    " I was so bored listening to this book that I wanted to take herion myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 5/27/2012

    " Another good and enjoyable Adrian McKinty novel. I do enjoy Gerard Doyle reading this author's books. Very Irish. Good entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 4/3/2012

    " I listened to this and loved the Irish brogue and the facts about addiction. Even though it is fiction the author seemed to know a lot about heroin addiction.-- fascinating. A good who done it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 3/30/2012

    " Pretty much a shoot 'em up, bang bang book. I listened to it and I seem to be on a kick of Irish accents. This narrator had it and so I liked it, but a bit graphic so wouldn't recommend to those who choose not to read that type of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 12/1/2010

    " Pretty much a shoot 'em up, bang bang book. I listened to it and I seem to be on a kick of Irish accents. This narrator had it and so I liked it, but a bit graphic so wouldn't recommend to those who choose not to read that type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 11/26/2010

    " good read. mystery about a less than perfect hero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/1/2010

    " I feel this is a book that needs to be listen to. Gerard Doyle did a fantastic job in reading this. To have this read by an Irish man was what made this. You are the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 3/1/2010

    " Heroin rules him
    Trying to right all his wrongs
    The river prevails. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/21/2009

    " I got this book in a library surprise package. I don't think I would have chosen it on my own. The "hero" is thoroughly messed up. There is not a neat, fairy tale ending. Yet the book was hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ang | 5/20/2009

    " Great read. Very different from all the mysteries I've read in the past. Looking forward to reading more of his stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretel | 2/24/2009

    " The only reason I read this book was because I was looking for a book on audible.

    I enjoyed the Irish accent, and it wasn't totally dumb... just mostly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 1/1/2009

    " I listened to this and loved the Irish brogue and the facts about addiction. Even though it is fiction the author seemed to know a lot about heroin addiction.-- fascinating. A good who done it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 8/28/2008

    " Love it.. especially the local Colorado aspect of this book. It is fun to connect with the the people/places/weather in this book that takes place in Denver. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/22/2008

    " I have enjoyed all of McKinty's books. The main character in this mystery is a disgraced 23 year old Belfast policement who comes to the US to investigate a friend's murder. He is surprisingly intellectual and the writing is really enjoyable. "

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About the Author

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, and studied at Oxford University. He is the author of several series of mystery, detective, and crime fiction as well as young adult novels. His works have been short-listed for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the Theakston Award, the Young Hoosier Award and been selected for Publishers Weekly’s Best Novel of the Year list. In 2014 In the Morning I’ll Be Gone won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. The Dead Yard was selected as one of the twelve best novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. The final novel in the Dead trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead, was long-listed for the 2009 World Book Day Award. In 2011 Falling Glass was an Audible.com Best Thriller.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.