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Collusion Audiobook

Collusion

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Publisher's Summary

From the LA Times Book Award-winning author of The Ghosts of Belfast, Stuart Neville, comes the exciting sequel: Collusion

Collusion returns listeners to Belfast, where a new mystery haunts its underbelly. Jack Lennon is a Detective Inspector trying to track down his former lover, Marie McKenna, and their daughter, but his superiors tell him to back off. Bull O'Kane is a bitter old man who will stop at nothing for vengeance. The Traveller is an assassin without pity or remorse, who stalks Belfast, tying up loose ends. Forced into the center of it all is former IRA paramilitary Gerry Fegan, who must confront his past - and The Traveller - for the fight of his life.

The early reviews for Collusion are just as strong as those for The Ghosts of Belfast. And Gerard Doyle's narration complements Neville's taut, sinister, smart, and suspenseful story perfectly. Collusion is a feast for thriller fans.

©2010 Stuart Neville (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Irish author Neville follows his stunning debut with an even more powerful tale of revenge, violence, and redemption. Neville rides the perfect Celtic storm in an action-packed, cerebral thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"James Ellroy and Val McDermid were among admirers of Stuart Neville's corpse-filled debut [The Ghosts of Belfast], and his follow-up Collusion is another mesmerising Belfast blood bath. The Traveller and O'Kane are memorably grotesque creations, and Neville's violent showdowns rival those in Jacobean revenge plays." (Sunday Times)
"Collusion is a gripping thriller that transcends its genre through an unflinching examination of how 40 years of internecine strife has left unhealed scars that resonate in all levels of life in the North today." (Irish Independent)

"As it lurches toward its bloody conclusion, the chapters of Collusion shrink, the world contracts, and, ultimately, all that remains is survival. The question Mr. Neville raises with singularly artful drama is whether survival is enough to keep one going." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

"Doyle’s performance of Lennon’s grit and vulnerabilities gives credibility to both, and his portrayals of the brutal villains are downright terrifying." (AudioFile)

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    AMColorado Colorado Springs 12-29-10
    AMColorado Colorado Springs 12-29-10 Member Since 2015

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    "Good, but not as good as "Ghosts of Belfast"."

    Well written and descriptive, but the plot is much thinner than "Ghosts". This is more a revenge tale with a fairly predictable ending. I love Gerard Doyle's narration - I find myself using much of the slang from the book for days after finishing the listen (sometimes that's dangerous). As a sequel to "Ghosts", I felt it didn't add much to wrapping up the story. I'll miss Gerry Fagan since he was a much more interesting character than Jack Lennon. Buy Gerry's a stud - maybe he'll come back in book three since his "death" was somewhat ambiguous.....

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    Count B 05-03-17
    Count B 05-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "BOOK 2 IN THE SERIES DO READ 1 FIRST- JUST SUPERB"
    Any additional comments?

    Collusion starts where his first novel, the Ghosts of Belfast, leaves off, & book one is just incredible. The series is based in Ireland directly after the ongoing troubles with the IRA & the Loyalists.

    A modern noir writer with an outlook as bleak as it gets. Every task, even when successful, is thankless. In this story, an Irish cop has to save his daughter from an amoral murderer who is stalking the girl and her mother. Not only is the cop up against a wily and savage killer, he is thwarted at every turn by the corruption of an Irish police bureaucracy that doesn't want him to upset any apple carts. This is terrific writing from a singular voice is very highly recommended.

    Has the same wonderful and colorful characters that you grew to love and hate. Don't read this series out of order, big mistake. Neville is the kind of writer who starts out rather slowly, and you're reading along and all of a sudden, Wham! And you say to yourself, "Did I just read what I thought I read?" Lots of action and suspense. You'll love this series.

    But do start with Book One.

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    colette conover arizona 02-11-17
    colette conover arizona 02-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept me guessing!"

    This story is reminiscent of Sean McKinty's stories and Tana French's murder squad series. I love these novels set in Ireland. Gerard Doyle is THE class act performer; his voice causes me to try speaking with an Irish accent. Between the story and the narrator, I feel as though I am really there. I love good mystery; and, "Collusion" kept me guessing until the end.

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    Richard South Africa 02-06-17
    Richard South Africa 02-06-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent conclusion to The Ghosts of Belfast"

    Great story that blends strong, determined characters and a real sense of menace and violence with a creepy, other-worldly element that might be supernatural or might be an artefact of the main characters' worn and broken psychologies. Gérard Doyle is as nuanced, moving and terrifying a narrator as ever. I don't know if he ever really was a paramilitary hard man, but I wouldn't want to meet him on a bad day.

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    Jackie 08-16-16
    Jackie 08-16-16
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    "looking forward to the next installment"

    my husband and i enjoyed this book immensely. love the narrator. please don't change him.

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    Paul 05-09-16
    Paul 05-09-16
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    "The best narrator for any book set in Ireland"

    The premise (a Republican assassin killing again to appease ghosts) seemed far fetched, but the story is well crafted and superbly narrated. Well worth the read.

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    alex wekow california, usa 04-28-16
    alex wekow california, usa 04-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A different kind of book"

    I now have read both of the Gerry Fagan books and enjoyed them both. The main characters were not nice people but Mr. Neville found a way to make the sympathetic. Of course I'm not including the so called love interest. These were different kind of books for me and enjoyed them thoroughly. And the narrator was also good. My first narrator that did it with the Irish accent

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    Dr. Ron 12-29-15
    Dr. Ron 12-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Truely Great Book and The Best Reader Ever!"

    My God, this book and terrific reader are a combination made in heaven. It's a terrible sad, violent but beautiful story. The sad case of Northern Ireland teamed with wonderful character development makes the book truely great. The performance is simply outstanding. I've never heard anything like it. Wonderful!

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    kathleen fitzpatrick 10-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping from start to end"

    Great listen. Try to read in order author wrote. Character development is complex. Are there any truly good guys. Listen and determine for your self. B

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    Tennis Oldsmar, FL, United States 06-24-15
    Tennis Oldsmar, FL, United States 06-24-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book"

    Great series all 4 books in this series is well worth the money and time hard to put down

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