Detective Absalom Kearney returns in this chilling, compelling standout crime thriller for fans of Tana French, Dennis Lehane and Jo Nesbo.
When a predatory serial killer known as the Hangman escapes incarceration, throwing the city of Buffalo into a fearful panic, homicide detective Absalom Kearney is tasked with finding him. Still reeling from her encounter with a twisted killer whose dark past entwined closely with her own, Abbie tracks the Hangman to within miles of the city limits, just as a teenage girl goes missing there.
The Buffalo P.D. is on high alert, and as more girls disappear, Abbie begins to suspect someone else may be helping the killer. Unsure of who to trust in a city of secrets, she turns to the Network, a shady consortium of Buffalo old boys and ex-cops.
But as Abbie draws closer to the truth, the Hangman ratchets up the stakes, kidnapping a girl from a prestigious local school and leaving the clear message that Abbie has just hours to find her - or live forever with the guilt of her death...
About the Author
Stephan Talty was born in Buffalo, New York, to parents who'd emigrated from County Clare, Ireland. He went to Bishop Timon High School before attending Amherst College, where he graduated with a degree in English. He's written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Playboy, the Chicago Review and many others. Stephan Talty now lives outside New York City with his wife and two children.
Abbie Kearney is one of the most intriguing new suspense protagonists in memory, and BLACK IRISH marks the captivating start of a brilliant thriller series -- Tess Gerritsen A compelling read Guardian Hypnotic New York Times
Series: Absalom Kearney
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 10th June 2014
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1