By Gerard O'Donovan
(Scribner, Paperback, 9781451610642, 288pp.)
Publication Date: March 2013
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Irish detective Mike Mulcahy returns in this “deeply satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews) follow-up to the highly acclaimed international bestseller The Priest—and now he’s hot on the trail of an international drugs gang.
One year later, detective Mike Mulcahy is exactly where he wants to be, coordinating international intelligence for Ireland’s 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 he’s 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 she’s an emotional basket case, her nose for a story is as sharp as ever. When a suicide turns out to have a bizarre missing-person’s angle, she’s convinced there is something darker to it. But with a vital piece of evidence beyond her grasp, she turns to Mulcahy for help.
Mulcahy and Fallon have no idea what deadly ground they’re 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.
“A tech-savvy, raw-edgy police-cum-press procedural”—Publishers Weekly
“Deeply satisfying…”—Kirkus Reviews
“O’Donovan again unspools a fine yarn…”—Newark Star-Ledger