By Gerard O'Donovan
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9781451610635, 288pp.)
Publication Date: March 13, 2012
Irish detective Mike Mulcahy returns in this suspenseful follow-up to the highly acclaimed international bestseller The Priestand now hes hot on the trail of an international drugs gang.
One year later, DI Mike Mulcahy is exactly where he wants to be, coordinating international intelligence for Irelands National Drugs Unit. But with the economy in meltdown and his department facing tough cutbacks, his dream job is in jeopardy. Then Mulcahy spots a possible link between the murder of a Dublin gangster in Spain and a massive shipment of cocaine abandoned off the south coast of Ireland. Could this be the break hes been praying for? Meanwhile, reporter Siobhan Fallon is still recovering from her ordeal at the hands of a sadistic killer. Work is her only refuge, and while shes an emotional basket case, her nose for a story is as sharp as ever. When a suicide turns out to have a bizarre missing-persons angle, shes convinced there is something darker to it. But with a vital piece of evidence beyond her grasp, she has to turn to Mulcahy for help. Mulcahy and Fallon have no idea what deadly ground theyre setting out on together, or that their journey will lead them on a twisted trail of terror to the rocky shores and windswept hills of West Cork and a blood-drenched showdown with a remorseless killer.
Gerard ODonovan was born in Cork and grew up in Dublin. After a brief career in the Irish civil service he traveled widely, working as a barman, bookseller, gherkin-bottler, philosophy tutor, and English teacher before settling down to make a living as a journalist and critic for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, among other publications. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Associations Debut Dagger competition.
A tech-savvy, raw-edgy police-cum-press procedural with more twists than an Irish tall talePublishers Weekly
Deeply satisfyingKirkus Reviews
Dublin Dead is a solid proceduraland ODonovan skillfully amps up the pace.Thomas Gaughan, Booklist