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The Dead Yard Audiobook

The Dead Yard

In this exciting sequel to the acclaimed Dead I Well May Be, the mercenary Michael Forsythe is forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell, confronting murder, mayhem, and the prospect of his own execution.
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Publisher's Summary

In this exciting sequel to the acclaimed Dead I Well May Be, the mercenary Michael Forsythe is forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell, confronting murder, mayhem, and the prospect of his own execution.

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.

Don't miss these other noir thrillers in the Michael Forsythe series: Dead I Well May Be (Unabridged) and The Bloomsday Dead (Unabridged).

©2006 Adrian McKinty; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Thriller/Suspense
  • Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Male, 2007

"McKinty's literate, expertly crafted third crime novel...confirms his place as one of his generation's leading talents." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 09-22-07
    Dan Fayetteville, AR, United States 09-22-07 Member Since 2013
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    "a good read but better listen"

    This is the second book in the Dead series by McKinty. It is much better than the first book although reading the first book helps the reader understand this book. The plot is much better and there is less of the philosophical babble and more movement of plot. The narration by Doyle in full Irish accent is worth the read by itself. Don't read if you have trouble with blood and gore.

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    Greg Richmond, IN, USA 09-05-07
    Greg Richmond, IN, USA 09-05-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Dead Yard"

    I loved it better than the first book in the series. Michael is my favorite character in all of the audio books I have listened to.

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    Angie Kansas City, MO, United States 07-16-07
    Angie Kansas City, MO, United States 07-16-07 Member Since 2010

    Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.

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    "Loved it"

    I really liked this book and I have grown to really care about Michael Forsyth, the flawed, violent, Ex-irish mob loner in the witness protection program. I can't wait to read the next one.

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    Justin Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 06-20-07
    Justin Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 06-20-07
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    "Great Read-doubt ye not!"

    A sucker for the irish brogue, I have enjoyed this book immensely. As an avid reader of all things thriller/mystery/suspense... this one gets top grade for keeping you engaged and suprised.
    The reader is skilled and adept.

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    James Chicago, IL, United States 04-28-07
    James Chicago, IL, United States 04-28-07 Member Since 2004
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    "diegovela"

    The pleasure, although gorey and graphic, will be all yours.
    Reader plus writer never disappoint.
    Each book in the the series is a stand slone masterpiece for the genre.
    It is best to ready them in order as if they were a trilogy.
    But each book has a brutal charm of its own.

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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 01-05-07
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 01-05-07 Member Since 2014

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    "A Great Follow up to Dead I Well May Be"

    Another terrific book from McKinty to follow up "Dead I Well May Be".

    I would definitely recommend reading the first before this one.

    The language and violence is strong, but it fits the story perfectly. If you don't like f-bombs or all other creative , and often comical, form of swearing, stay away.

    Overall, the story fell a little short of the first book, but not far. High reommendations on this one, and I will definitely be picking up the next in the anticipated character series.

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    Ed Wildwood, MO, United States 11-16-06
    Ed Wildwood, MO, United States 11-16-06 Member Since 2000
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    "Great Book"

    I had to go straight to my office to comment on this book when I finished it. It is contains a mesmerizing cast of characters that keep the reader holding on until the very end. Adrian McKinty did a great job writing this book, and Gerard Doyle (narrator) keeps you hanging on with breathless anticipation. I look forward to more titles from McKinty.

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    Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 07-06-06
    Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 07-06-06 Member Since 2012
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    "Another masterpiece for unabridged listening!"

    I truly enjoy gritty fare like this, and for me the combination of Adrian McGinty's precise prose and Gerard Doyle's flawless narration is sublime. I mistakenly listened to "The Dead Yard" before hearing "Dead I Well May Be", to which it is a sequel, but McGinty's complete, complex talent for storytelling make this book stand easily alone, although I'm eager to read the previous book now. I had earlier read "Hidden River", and I connected better with the protagonist in that book, but "Dead Yard" was a great and powerful thriller with edge-of-your-seat moments that are rarely delivered so well in audio format. A wonderful experience; highly recommended to all fans of political thrillers, action novels, character studies and unabridged, literary fiction.

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    Steve Las Vegas, NV 05-29-06
    Steve Las Vegas, NV 05-29-06 Member Since 2010
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    "INTELLIGENT, INTERESTING, AND BRUTAL"

    I enjoyed this book very much. Maybe it was partly the Irish accent, but it really seemed to take you into another world. It starts off interesting, and ends up exciting. The reader was fantastic. I will probably pick up the author's earlier works. I think it deserves four and a half stars.

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