By Gene Kerrigan
(Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781609450922, 336pp.)
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
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Vincent Naylor, just released from jail, resumes doing what he does best, planning for an armored car robbery. Bob Tidey, an honest policeman, discouraged by his colleagues making deals with criminals and about to commit perjury, is investigating the murder of a crooked banker. A call from an old acquaintance will change his course of investigation. Maura Coady, a retired nun living on regrets and bad memories, sees something that she can't ignore and decides to tell someone. She makes a phone call that sets in motion a violent fate.
Gene Kerrigan is a Dublin writer. He has been a journalist for over thirty years, Journalist of the Year in 1985 and 1990, and is the author of Another Country, This Great Little Nation (with Pat Brennan), Never Make a Promise You Can't Break: How to Succeed in Irish Politics, and the novel, Little Criminals.
"Kerrigan's gripping police procedural...is good news for readers who can appreciate the moral complexities of this flawed hero."
-The New York Times
"With a dexterous use of language married to masterful plotting, Kerrigan has something of James Joyce's ability in conjuring up a vivid Dublin--but this modern city is very different than the one Leopold Bloom wandered through."
"Kerrigan's prose is luxury stuff."
-The New Yorker