Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy returns for the incendiary and critically acclaimed sequel to The Cold Cold Ground.
About the book
Book 2 in the Detective Sean Duffy series.'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.'
Sean Duffy knows there's no such thing as a perfect crime. But a torso in a suitcase is pretty close.Still, one tiny clue is all it takes, and there it is. A tattoo. So Duffy, fully fit and back at work after the severe trauma of his last case, is ready to follow the trail of blood -- however faint -- that always, always connects a body to its killer.A legendarily stubborn man, Duffy becomes obsessed with this mystery as a distraction from the ruins of his love life, and to push down the seed of self-doubt that he seems to have traded for his youthful arrogance.So from country lanes to city streets, Duffy works every angle. And wherever he goes, he smells a rat...
It blew my doors off
The ever-excellent Adrian McKinty is on great form with his new series ... characteristically fast and thrilling
Duffy is one of the most interesting, convincing and sympathetic police officers in recent crime fiction... McKinty gets better and better.
It's easy to see Duffy becoming as popular as Ian Rankin's Rebus
A strain of rough and visual, sly and lyric narrative prose in service of one hell of a story. Sean Duffy is a great creation, and the place comes alive - a uniquely beautiful and nasty part of the world