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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (418 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian McKinty Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dead Trilogy Release Date:
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In this riveting sequel to the acclaimed Dead I Well May Be, mercenary bad boy Michael Forsythe is back, and he’s forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell, confronting murder, mayhem, and possibly his own execution.

While on holiday in Spain, Michael Forsythe is arrested in the chaos of a soccer riot and hauled off to jail. Back on the wrong side of the law, the Belfast native has no hope of release—until a seductive female British Intelligence Agent makes him an offer he can’t refuse: Avoid jail time in a Mexican hellhole by taking on a special FBI assignment and infiltrating a dangerous Irish terrorist cell back in the States. Within hours Michael is thrust into the nightmarish world of madmen known for their distinctive brands of torture and revenge, all while trying to hide his true identity. Coming face-to-face with murder, deceit, and lustful desire in all the wrong places, Michael knows that in order to survive he must kill—or be killed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Dead Yard is compelling crime fiction at its finest! Adrian McKinty is an exciting new talent, and Michael Forsythe is a hero that other writers can only aspire to write.”

    Ed McBain, New York Times bestselling author

  • “McKinty has an ear for language and a taste for violence…A swiftly paced thriller.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Captivating.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “McKinty’s literate, expertly crafted third crime novel…confirms his place as one of his generation’s leading talents…[He] possesses a talent for pace and plot structure that belies his years. Dennis Lehane fans will definitely be pleased.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Gerard Doyle gives another stunning performance…Doyle gives Forsythe a dark sense of the ironic, an understandable, if unconventional, morality, and a roguish Irish charm…Brutal, bloody, and completely believable, McKinty’s complex plotting and Doyle’s extraordinary portrayal will leave listeners craving more.”


  • “McKinty hooks readers early with vivid action sequences and brutal bits of foreshadowing…and then delivers a shocking climax of survival and revenge that whets the appetite for what appears to be a promised third chapter in the Forsythe saga.”


  • Winner of the Audie Award for Best Suspense Thriller in Audie Award
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the year in

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandi | 2/13/2014

    " Well written but very violent. Michael Forsythe is coerced into infiltrating an IRA cell in Boston that seems to have a bunch of misfits and rejects as members. Listened to the audio version which was narrated by Gerard Doyle who was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josh | 2/6/2014

    " The second book in the Dead Trilogy sees Michael Forsythe faced with a tough decision; join a terror cell or return to the infamous Mexican prison that almost took his life. After having enjoyed 5 years peace thanks to Witness Protection, Forsythe is ready to enter a world of violence, torture, and terror plots. In 'The Dead Yard' we gain more of an appreciation of the complex character that is Michael Forsythe and an insight into the world of IRA terror plots and MI6. The torture scenes, while not overtly graphic did enough to make me squirm and flinch with each piece of freshly cut flesh. I was captivated from start to finish and particularly liked how McKinty added subtle linkages to the first book while maintaining a fully functional stand-alone. 4 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin | 1/20/2014

    " A book I picked up casually when I was looking for novels w/ the IRA. A fantastic bloody violent ride w/ an offshoot of the IRA in America that won't stop their plotting even when there is a peace treaty in the offering and the bad-a** man forced into stopping them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eilagh | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed this crime fiction - easy, quick to read. Not as good as No.1 in the trilogy but I am still prepared to read the third and last in the series. I like Adrian's writing style, lots of references that (for me) are unexpected by a crime writer. "

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