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Belfast, 1982. The city is still in recovery from the riots and hunger strikes of the previous year. Newly promoted Detective Inspector Sean Duffy finds a torso in a suitcase. It seems like the perfect crime: no fingerprints, no head. But as Duffy begins to uncover the truth, he discovers that he's not the only one trying to figure out what happened to this dead American ''tourist.'' Somehow the FBI is involved, as is British Intelligence, and it's all connected to a failing car factory just up the road - a factory run by the slick and shady John DeLorean. As Duffy peels back the layers on the case, he realizes that both his job and his life are once again on the line.
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ADRIAN McKINTY was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction. His first full-length novel, Dead I Well May Be, was short-listed for the 2004 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and its sequel, The Dead Yard, was selected as one of the twelve best novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. In 2008 his debut young adult novel, The Lighthouse Land, was short-listed for the 2008 Young Hoosier Award and the 2008 Beehive Award. 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. McKinty lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two children.From Booklist:
*Starred Review* A headless torso found in a suitcase presents just the kind of case Detective Inspector Sean Duffy of the Royal Ulster Constabulary wants to pursue, even after he’s ordered to let it go. When the victim is identified as an American poisoned with a rare plant, and the suitcase is found to have belonged to Martin McAlpine—an army reservist and brother of a baronet killed months earlier, presumably by the IRA—the case becomes even more interesting, especially after the detective who did a perfunctory investigation of McAlpine’s murder reopens that case and is himself murdered. It’s 1982, when violence in Northern Ireland threatens to escalate after Britain’s invasion of the Falkland Islands pulls away troops that support the RUC. In this pitch-perfect sequel to The Cold Cold Ground (2012), the second in the author’s Troubles Trilogy, 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. --Michele Leber
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