Michael is on holiday in Spain when a soccer riot between the Paddies and the Brits escalates out of control and he winds up in a Spanish prison. Enter Samantha, a beautiful British Intelligence agent. She makes Michael an offer he can't refuse: instead of extradition to Mexico to serve time for a prison break, he can infiltrate an IRA sleeper cell in the United States. Thrust into the nightmare world of men known for their distinctive brands of torture and revenge, Michael crosses and double-crosses key players, narrowly escapes his own lies, loses his only ally, and falls for the daughter of his enemy.
©2006 Adrian McKinty; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"McKinty's literate, expertly crafted third crime novel...confirms his place as one of his generation's leading talents." (Publishers Weekly)
I'm hooked on audible
Being new at this game I was really captured by Adrian McKinty but it was the narration by Gerard Doyle that brought the book to life. Being Irish myself and loving the accent I found the reading of the story riviting.
Actor/director/teacher. Split my time between Beijing and Seattle now. Listen to Audible on the subway and while driving or riding my bike.
If you disliked the leisurely pace at which "Dead I Well..." developed at first, you will probably be somewhat happier with the second book of the trilogy. It moves with unflagging momentum and maintains a high level of suspense and tension throughout. It is, in fact, really a straight ahead undercover thriller.
For my money, however, it lacks the brilliance of the first book. McKinty writes with the same poetic flair for description, and his plotting is nearly flawless, but the idiosyncratic wildness and unpredictability of the first book is missing here.
The book also wallows a bit in Michael's willingness to throw good sense to the winds whenever a comely lass gives him an innocent or sultry look.
Nonetheless, second rate McGinty is superior to the best most authors can muster in this genre, and I'm looking forward to the third book with confident anticipation.
I really like the writing and narration, and it's quite gripping. There are a few passages that are quite gruesome, so it's not for the faint of heart.
Some of the scenes are hard to listen too in the first two books of this series but it does not take away from a great character and a great story. Some of the most suspenseful books that I have read, you kind of know what is going to happen but it doesn't matter you cannot stop listening. If you like suspense, great narration, root for character, and don't mind some graphic violent scenes you will love this series. I am looking forward to listening to the last installment on vacation with me in the next few weeks
I love Gerard Doyle's narration. His voice is sexy and has great resonance. The story isn't as intriguing as the other two in the trilogy, but it kept me company and awake on many long drives and I may start all over again and listen to the 3 in the trilogy. FYI: each book can be read on its own. I started with book 3.
I totally enjoyed this book. It was my first by Adrian McKinty; I'll definitely listen to more. Couldn't stop listening-kept me on the edge of my seat more than once. The narrator was right on too. His voice brought Michael/Sean to life for me. A few times I had to remind myself this was fiction. Thanks for the great read!
I'm not going to talk about the plot, which was covered in the summaries already. Instead, I'll tell you that the narrator of the book, Michael Forsyth is witty, charming, and mordant, and that Gerard Doyle captures him perfectly in this recording.
I bought this book when it was on sale and I was pleasantly surprised. The story was a bit predictable but the characters were vibrant and the narration was excellent. Moving back and forth between Irish and British accents seamlessly the narrator really made the story come alive. I had not listened to the previous title and will now go back and do so considering how much I liked this one.
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