Synopses & Reviews
A merciless assassin stalks Belfast and Detective Inspector Jack Lennon has been assigned to the case. As Lennon unravels a far-reaching conspiracy involving collusion among Loyalists, IRA members, and law enforcement, he discovers that his estranged former lover and their daughter are in the killer's cross-hairs. To catch the assassin and save the only family he has, Lennon blurs the line between friend and enemy by teaming up with an enigmatic killer named Fegan.
"Irish author Neville follows his stunning debut, The Ghosts of Belfast, with an even more powerful tale of revenge, violence, and redemption. Collusion among Loyalists, IRA members, and the cops stymie the efforts of Det. Insp. Jack Lennon to find his former lover, Marie McKenna, and their daughter, Ellen, who've been targeted by Belfast crime boss Bull O'Kane. Jack finds an unlikely ally in former paramilitary killer Gerry Fegan, who knows that his murderous actions at a border farm where O'Kane was wounded and the gangster's son died have put mother and daughter at risk. Neville rides the perfect Celtic storm in an action-packed, cerebral thriller with fully realized characters and an insider's view of the ever-shifting politics of Northern Ireland, where the 'peace boom' has also brought hordes of investors. Jack and Gerry emerge as two distinctly complicated antiheroes, neither of whom has illusions about himself. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
The line between friend and foe disappears as Detective Jack Lennon stalks a killer haunting the streets of Belfast.
When Detective Inspector Jack Lennon tries to track down his former lover Marie McKenna and their daughter, his superiors tell him to back off. But now an assassin stalks Belfast, tying up loose ends for a vengeance-driven old man. As Lennon unravels a conspiracy that links his daughter to a killer named Fegan, the line between friend and enemy blurs.
About the Author
Neville follows his stunning debut, The Ghosts of Belfast
, with an even more powerful tale of revenge, violence, and redemption . . . Neville rides the perfect Celtic storm in an action-packed, cerebral thriller with fully realized characters and an insiders view of the ever-shifting politics of Northern Ireland
” &mdashPublishers Weekly
, Starred Review
Riveting....Neville's deft style builds mounting tension, and his characters, all tragic figures, are skillfully developed....The violence, administered up close and personaland the rage of those who commit itis almost operatic. A feast for thriller fans." &mdashBooklist, Starred Review
Nevilles sophomore effort is just as well written and just as violent as his debut, winner of the LA Times book prize for best crime fiction 2009. Neville creates sympathy for his characters in the midst of violence and betrayal and reveals Northern Ireland as a country still under the effects of decades of terror.” &mdashLibrary Journal, Starred Review