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 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.
wow... I had a hard time starting this book.. I listed to the 1st 20 minutes about 4 times before progressing... and then boom... I liked all of the characters.... the last few hours are very descriptive of some torture/ murders.... very cool
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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