Another thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy and his most dangerous investigation yet.
Belfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.
Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.
©2017 Adrian McKinty (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I love Sean Duffy, I was really looking forward to the release of this book, and he did not disappoint. The standout for me with this book over the others was how funny Duffy was. There were always a couple of chuckles previously, but I laughed out loud several times in during this story.
Duffy's character continues to grow and the characters around him have become deeper and more interesting.
The crime he was solving in this one had great twists without becoming muddled.
The narration is perfect. The accent is thick, and sounds authentic to me (not that I'm an expert), while I never have trouble understand what Doyle is saying. That's a rare balance of perfection.
I highly recommend this book. It would stand alone, but you will enjoy it more if you've listened to the entire series.
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
The sight of a new McKinty book on Audible, especially a new entry in the Sean Duffy series, is enough to send me over the moon, like a kid on Xmas morning. "Police at the Station" doesn't disappoint, on the contrary - for me It's the equivalent of a gourmet meal. No one writes more fully developed, wonderfully flawed and believable characters, terrific dialogue and twisty plots like McKinty. Can't rave enough about this series. Every now and then I start from the beginning and read them all, just to savor the language, the humor, the humanity, and I always find more to love on the second or third reading. Adrian McKinty is a master, and the brilliant dryly witty reading of Gerard Doyle is the perfect, the only voice for the literate, streetwise, snarky Sean Duffy. Hope this series never ends.
I'm a retired professor of geography. A few years ago my health deteriorated and I had to give up reading. Audiobooks are my life-saver.
This book maintains, and perhaps exceeds, the standard set in the previous Sean Duffy novels. As always, the narration by Gerard Doyle is outstanding. I highly recommend this book to mystery/crime readers who value character and conversation as much as plot and action.
I love this series and I really enjoy the Sean Duffy character. It's rare to find an author that is willing to thoroughly commit to, and continuously develop, a character in new and unique ways. McKinty excels at setting the scene and expertly building a story while also maintaining a steady and engaging pace. Typically these types of series get boring and predictable, but I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed the first one in the series.
I can't say enough good things about Gerard Doyle's narration. He perfectly captures the characters and is consistently amazing at his job.
I definitely recommend this book.
I loved this book...fast paced, well constructed and this guy can REALLY write! His character development is exceptional and his plot line is never dull. Gerard Doyle brings it to life. I am already waiting for his next book!
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
What started as The Troubles trilogy has become the 6 novel Detective Sean Duffy series. Hopefully there will be more books in this series. There have been few series of 6 or more novels that I have rated every novel 5 stars. All novels in this series earn unquestionable 5 star ratings. This novel is set in Northern Ireland in 1988. The publisher's summary provides a nice setup for this novel, so I will not comment further on the content.
Adrian McKinty is a great writer at the top of his game. Gerard Doyle is among the best narrators. In this novel he is flawless as usual.
Five stars is small praise for Duffy. The writing as usual is beyond first rate. The characters are real to the point of feeling for them as if you were related to them and the narrative is excellent. The story is bold and exciting and keeps one wondering what could possibly be coming next. A great and fulfilling read/listen. Don't miss it. Mike Dunn
Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.
Adrian McKinty is one of those authors on my "purchase immediately" shortlist. It's a list of 6 or 7 writers whose works I've devoured & suggest to friends. And even though he's a prolific novelist, I'm always hoping he'll have a new book.
"Police at the Station..." doesn't stray from McKinty's always exceptional blend of character development, razor wit & gritty realism. I've not yet been to Ireland, and certainly wasn't around for The Troubles, but he puts you there, in that time and place, and while there is no end to the treachery & ugliness of warfare in civilian population centers, (or anytime), McKinty manages to shine light and humors intro his novels, too.
And as always, Gerard Doyle is phenomenal. Hopefully he will always be the narrator paired with McKinty. He brings Sean Duffy and Crabby and everyone else to life.
Another excellent chapter in the Sean Duffy series. I love the way the story unfolds at a leisurely pace, the way it hangs together, the colour brought by the supporting characters and the perfect narration. I really enjoyed this - and the others in this series. Highly recommended.
The Sean Duffy series is a banquet of treats. The narratives are fast, politically and personally. The writing is wry, deadpan and Gerard Doyle's delivery makes this the most satisfying of all my audiobooks.
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