The third Sean Duffy thriller: a spectacular escape and a man-hunt that could change the future of a nation - and lay one man's past to rest.
Sean Duffy's got nothing. And when you've got nothing to lose, you have everything to gain. So when MI5 come knocking, Sean knows exactly what they want, and what he'll want in return, but he hasn't got the first idea how to get it.
Of course he's heard about the spectacular escape of IRA man Dermot McCann from Her Majesty's Maze prison. And he knew, with chilly certainty, that their paths would cross. But finding Dermot leads Sean to an old locked room mystery, and into the kind of danger where you can lose as easily as winning.
From old betrayals and ancient history to 1984's most infamous crime, Sean tries not to fall behind in the race to annihilation. Can he outrun the most skilled terrorist the IRA ever created? And will the past catch him first?
About the Author
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. He moved to New York City in the early 1990's where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia. His first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground (9781846688232) won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street (9781846688188) was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award.
It blew my doors off -- Ian Rankin on 'I Hear the Sirens in the Street' Duffy is one of the most interesting, convincing and sympathetic police officers in recent crime fiction ... McKinty gets better and better The Times A strain of rough and visual, sly and lyric narrative prose in service of one hell of a story. Sean Duffy is a great creation, and the place comes alive - a uniquely beautiful and nasty part of the world -- Daniel Woodrell Powerful ... [these are] exceptionally smart police procedurals -- Christine Tran Booklist Smart and irreverent ... a clever and gripping set-up that helps make Duffy's third outing easily his best so far -- John Dugdale Sunday Times Hugely enjoyable -- John O'Connell Guardian This is an older, more sobered Duffy, still unconventional and willing to take chances, but more reflective, more Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allen Poe than Rambo and Robocop ... there is plenty of excitement and suspense in this gripping yarn. -- Maurice Hayes Irish Independent Terrific Troubles-set thriller The Sun McKinty is particularly convincing in painting the political and social backdrops to his plots. He deservers to be treated as one of Britain's top crime writers. -- Marcel Berlins Times Not content with constructing a complex plot, McKinty further wraps his story around a deliciously old-fashioned "locked room" mystery, the solution to which holds the key to Duffy's entire investigation. Driven by McKinty's brand of lyrical, hard-boiled prose, leavened by a fatalistic strain of the blackest humour, In the Morning I'll Be Gone is a hugely satisfying historical thriller. -- Declan Burke Irish Times McKinty has rightly developed an international reputation with his stories ... Written in spare, razor-sharp prose, and leading up to a denouement that creeps up on you and then explodes like a terrorist bomb, it places McKinty firmly in the front rank of modern crime writers. -- Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail McKinty's series is settling in as one of crime fiction's most reliable attractions ... builds to a genuinely thrilling climax Mail on Sunday Structurally, In The Morning I'll Be Gone is gemlike, embedding a locked-room mystery within a terrorist thriller. The Age, Australia Already claimed as the finest of the new wave of Irish crime writers, McKinty is as good as any novelist around. His lovely flair for language is matched by his feel for place, his appetite for redemptive violence leavened by some seriously mordant wit and his seriously cool appreciation of characters who reject conformity. His Duffy novels echo, among many, Dennis Lehane and Robert Crais. Weekend Australian Powerful ... McKinty's exceptionally smart police procedural brilliantly sets a familiar device from the Golden Age of British mysteries against the gritty backdrop of 1980s Belfast. Booklist
Series: Detective Sean Duffy
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th February 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.38