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I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel by [McKinty, Adrian]
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*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


''Adrian McKinty's I Hear the Sirens in the Street is his second Duffy novel and it sees him right back to his very best form. It's full of pathos and has an intricate plot line that keeps Duffy, and the reader, guessing throughout. There's dark humor and violence and he evokes the time and place of the novel with unerring accuracy . . . At his best, McKinty is the equal of any of the current batch of crime thriller writers - and this is him at his best . . . If you like your crime thrillers to be action packed with plenty of sharp dialogue then this book will be very much up your street, and the 1980s nostalgic element is terrific . . . The only bad point is that we have to wait until 2014 for the third book in this series - And in the Morning I'll be Gone. I cannot wait.'' --The Bookbag

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  • File Size: 1542 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Seventh Street Books (May 14, 2013)
  • Publication Date: May 14, 2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BH0VO16
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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