Michael has survived his infiltration of an IRA splinter cell in Boston, and now, his many near fatal wounds healed, he begins his next adventure as manager of hotel security in Lima, Peru. It is there that he is contacted by Bridget, whose fiancé he killed.
Bridget, calling from Dublin, says that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael's choice is to fly to Dublin and help her find the girl, or be executed at the hands of Bridget's goons, who are holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing, but is soon on the way to Dublin, leaving the first two of many dead bodies in his wake.
©2007 Adrian McKinty; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"[H]is most visceral, satisfying effort yet....McKinty writes masterful action scenes, and he whips up a frenzy as the bullets begin to fly." (Publishers Weekly)
"[O]utpaces its immediate predecessor, The Dead Yard...with [McKinty's] trademark dark lyricism, one great red herring, and a masterful plot twist that brings Forsythe's character full circle in a lightning flash." (Booklist)
After slogging through a number of adequate audible books recently, I jumped at the opportunity to acquire the latest McKinty. I was so taken with the first chapter that I called my husband when I reached the end of the first chapter just to revel in the fine writing and reading. Today, I hit my parking space near the end of the first download and sat in the lot until the chapter ended. There is absolutely no better combination of writer and reader in the Audible library!
If you have not listened to any of the other McKintys, do NOT start with this one. Do the "Dead" series in sequence.
Adrian McKinty has fast become one of my favorite authors and Gerard Doyle is a spectacular narrator. This third installment of the Michael Forsythe series is tremendous. It would be useful to have listened/read to the two prior installments, and absolutely essential to have read Dead I May Well Be before Bloomsday Dead. I will be in serious withdrawal until McKinty comes out with his next book.
Reader, Listener, Optimist
I have listened to every title that Adrian McKinty and Gerard Doyle have collaborated on as writer and reader. They are so perfectly suited as complements to each other, that I can not imagine one without the other.
I loved the first two in this series, "Dead I Well May Be" and "Dead Yard". If you enjoy a good story of swearing, drinking, lusting, and killing, you should love this. This third book (and I'm about 75% done) is even more over the top with it's cliff hangers and close calls than the first two, which may be fitting for a swan song. Logic, realism and character depth? Hell no! But grit, blood, lust and revenge. Yeah, more of that please. Oh, and the narration fits the first person tale perfectly. Ya wee shite!
This was my first book by McKinty, and I will download the others.
Michael goes about the most outrageous business with humor and introspection and with that lovely Irish lilt. It would be hard not to be captivated by it all.
I listen to two audiobooks a month. My main interest is in a well-told story, so I enjoy a lot of fiction. But I like history as well
This book, like the others in the series, is not only a suspence novel, a crime novel, and an adventure novel. It is also a wonderful development of character. Granted, the character is violent, but the level of self-interrogation in this book goes far beyond the normal suspence, crime, action thriller. And the narrator captures the novel's voice in an excellent way.
This is the third book of the Michael Forsythe series, and my biggest disappointment was that it had to end. There are some shocking events that round out Michael's story, and the build up is a real rollercoaster ride - like a good thriller should be written.
I have recommended this to all my friends, and I can tell you that you won't be disappointed either. If you want a face-paced, funny, intense story to take your mind away for a while, get these books!
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Adrian McGinty stories are tornado-twisty! And Michael Forsyth is 'the' Irish super-dark-hero. You gotta' start this series with "Dead I May Well Be" the first in this epic. Oh, this book stands on its own bottom but you'll like it enough to want to read the other two in the trilogy only to discover that you began at the ending.
Some reviewers are shocked… SHOCKED! That Michael Forsyth and his hair-trigger mob buddies talk like men. If you are shocked… SHOCKED! By the way that men talk in ugly and dangerous situations… Well, go find a teenage romance novel or maybe a Disney story about unicorns and dancing bunnies, K? Sigh.
BTW, McGinty has the power to make you laugh out loud in complex moments. Oh… Of course I gotta' mention Gerard Doyle's narration… Okay… "WOW!" You got a better superlative? Fill it in here __________. Thanks.
This continue the story started by "Dead I Very Well Maybe". You will want to hear this one, an excellent listen with all the right Irish and NYC accents. The story has a big twist at the end. I heard this in 2 days and all my yardwork got done.
I prefer mystery/thriller genre including YA with some non-fiction. I dislike and attempt to avoid novels that include the paranormal.
The Bloomsday Dead is the third and final book in Adrian McKinty's wonderful Michael Forsythe thriller series. It is definitely best read after Dead I Well May Be and The Dead Yard, but it can also stand on its own. Forsythe in the earlier books quit the Irish mafia, testified against some of them, and was placed in the US witness protection. Rather than give away the plot, I'll just say that this book ends the story of gangster Micheal Forsythe perfectly and his future is bright indeed.
For those not accustomed to Adrian McKinty the Forsythe novels are a great introduction. McKinty is among the best thriller writers living today. Every one of his books is superb. This series is over a decade old. His current novels are mostly in his Sean Duffy series. I recommend all of them.
McKinty is one of those authors who found an outstanding narrator for his audiobooks and stayed with him. Gerard Doyle is one of the best.
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