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A Detective Sean Duffy Novel

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On Sale: May 14, 2013
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A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case. But Sean Duffy isn't easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of distraction. So, with Detective Constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that's left of an American tourist who once served in the US military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?

The trail leads to the doorstep of a beautiful, flame-haired, twenty-something widow, whose husband died at the hands of an IRA assassination team just a few months before. Suddenly, Duffy is caught between his romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men he should know better than to mess with. These include British intelligence, the FBI, and local paramilitary death squads, enough to keep even the savviest detective busy.

Duffy's growing sense of self-doubt isn't helping. But, being a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn't let that stop him pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.
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Adrian McKinty is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Dead I Well May BeFifty GrandFalling Glass, and, most recently, The Sun Is God and the Detective Sean Duffy novels The Cold Cold GroundI Hear the Sirens in the Street, In the Morning I'll Be Gone, and Gun Street Girl. Born and raised in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, McKinty was called "the best of the new generation of Irish crime novelists" in the Glasgow Herald.
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Number three on Booklist’s The Year’s Best Crime Novels /Top Ten Crime Fiction

Shortlisted for 2013 Ned Kelly Awards, Best Crime Novel


Shortlisted for Deadly Pleasures Magazine's Barry Awards, Best Paperback Original

Longlisted for the Theakston Best British Crime Novel Award


“In this pitch-perfect sequel to The Cold Cold Ground...Duffy is nearly overwhelmed by politics. This is crime fiction at its best: a police procedural with dialogue that’s crisp and occasionally lighthearted; blistering action that’s often lethal; McKinty’s mordant Belfastian wit; and a protagonist readers won’t want to leave behind when the trilogy ends.”
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I Hear the Sirens in the Street blew my bloody doors off!”
IAN RANKIN, author of the Inspector Rebus novels
 
“Adrian McKinty has the chops to do all manner of things with words, and in I Hear the Sirens in the Street he unleashes 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, a figure of many parts, and the place comes alive.”
DANIEL WOODRELL, author of The Outlaw Album: Stories


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