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I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel - The Troubles Trilogy, Book 2 | [Adrian McKinty]

I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel - The Troubles Trilogy, Book 2

A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?
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A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim.

The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles? The trail leads to the doorstep of a beautiful, flame-haired, twentysomething widow, whose husband died at the hands of an IRA assassination team just a few months before. Suddenly Duffy is caught between his romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men he should know better than to mess with. These include British intelligence, the FBI, and local paramilitary death squads - enough to keep even the savviest detective busy. Duffy’s growing senseof self-doubt isn’t helping. But as a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn’t let that stop him from pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.

©2013 Adrian McKinty (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

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    Joan Collin 05-02-15
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    What disappointed you about I Hear the Sirens in the Street?

    not up to what I expect from Adrian Mckinty. Poor story line.


    Has I Hear the Sirens in the Street turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gerard Doyle’s performances?

    I would ... but do not care for his rendition of an English accent!


    What character would you cut from I Hear the Sirens in the Street?

    Hard to say ,,, didn't care for any of them, actually .. except Duffy ... I like Duffy.


    Any additional comments?

    I shall listen to McKinty again ...

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    Anth 04-15-15
    Anth 04-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Police story"

    Historical facts accurate and gives a great picture of life in N Ireland
    A good audio book
    I look forward to other titles in the series

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    beckie811 02-19-15
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    "Another brilliant story"

    Since I had already read book 1 in this series, I knew what to expect and was quickly absorbed into the story. As in the first book, the story is dark and the tone is cynical, but it is beautifully written and narrated. Knowing little of Northern Ireland during The Troubles, this book served as a sort of history lesson as well. The mystery was more intriguing to me in this book, as compared to the first, and I enjoyed how the character of Detective Sean Duffy continued to develop. It doesn't leave you feeling good, but definitely wanting more.

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    Isobel Mosman, Australia 01-27-15
    Isobel Mosman, Australia 01-27-15 Member Since 2008
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Easily followed with good story & atmosphere


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Hear the Sirens in the Street?

    The unexpected ending


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one stood out. Was too anxious to hear what happened next


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The audio version of a page-turner


    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't wait to buy another of his books which fortunately was on sale

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    SV Cor Palm Desert CA 01-24-15
    SV Cor Palm Desert CA 01-24-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Factional and Intriguing"

    Quite a way to go back into real history. If you like truly Good authors, you will enjoy this factional accounting.

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    Think about this 09-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Sean Duffy, where will you go from here?"

    Start with "A Cold Cold Ground" that introduces us to Sean Duffy, a good companion cast of characters, and background on The Troubles in the 1980's. This book resumes where that one left off. A non-stop police thriller starting with a torso in a suitcase. Duffy dives right in, with one small clue blending in to another murder. They seem to be connected, but logically they are not, or are they? Duffy digs in, getting himself targeted by various groups, cops and robbers alike. His love life is suffering, his body ends up suffering, and perhaps his future is suffering. An interesting story, along with the absolute perfect narrator pulling us back to 1980's Ireland.

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    John NJ, United States 09-25-14
    John NJ, United States 09-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Just an Average installment"

    I've enjoyed this author, sometimes more than others. I think this was worth a listen, but really only average.

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    MARYANNE EDEN, UT, United States 09-22-14
    MARYANNE EDEN, UT, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Addition to the Duffy Character Study"

    I love this author and this series. Sean Duffy is a very interesting character. He floats along in his life wondering if he should wish or want for more. He amicably attends confession before heading off on a an unsanctioned excursion, casually confessing to murder, lust and adultery. At the same time his sense of those who "do wrong" seems very much intact, even if he himself is excluded. Ireland comes alive and so do the characters. A great listen!

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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 09-16-14
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 09-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Sean Duffy Is Always Great"
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    I'm really into anything that Andrew Mckinty writes that's read by Gerard Doyle. Between the two of them you really feel the actual Irland around the times of the big troubles with the IRA and such. Gerard Doyle sounds 100% old country Irish, and McKinty really knows Irland and the culture. Listening really gives mer a sense that I actually have been to the "Emerald Island."

    McKinty is a great author who can really spin a yarn that keeps you guessing to the end, and really feeling a kinship with the primary characters. My sugesstion is to get the whole series because they're all winners

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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-02-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not as good as first book, but still a good read."

    I really enjoyed the first book in the Adrian McKinty’s crime fiction Troubles Trilogy “The Cold Cold Ground” (2012).

    The second book “I Hear the Sirens in the Street” a Detective Sean Duffy novel, was not as good as the first, but does move the story along. It definitely kept me interested. I liked the way that McKinty set up the atmosphere where Duffy and the other characters lived in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.

    I also liked the little addition of the DeLorean subplot of the sports car plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland and DeLorean’s troubles with drug dealings.

    Overall, it was a good mystery and I am looking forward to the final book in the series, “And in the Morning I'll be Gone”, which I see is currently available from Audible.

    The narrator, Gerard Doyle, was EXCELLENT.

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