Dead I Well May Be

Dead I Well May Be

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This is a riveting, muscular thriller set amid the gang violence of early 90s New York. The reader guns unswervingly for McKinty's hero - the green-eyed, quick-witted Michael Forsyth - during his brief career as henchman to a crime boss, his fall from grace and subsequent imprisonment. Michael?s escape from a Mexican jail and tortuous return to New York is an exhilarating, unforgettable sequence that culminates in a clinical and bloody denouement. A masterclass in revenge narrative, Dead I Well May Be delivers explosive action with gallows humour and a poet's touch.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 21mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852428473
  • 9781852428471

About Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles. He studied politics at Oxford University and after a failed legal career he moved to the US in the early 1990s. He found work as a security guard, postman, construction worker, barman, rugby coach and bookstore clerk before becoming a school teacher in Denver, where he now lives.show more

Review quote

?If you?re a writer, embarking on a new piece, beware of reading anything by Adrian McKinty. His prose is so hard, so tough, so New York-honest, you?ll find yourself taking a knife to your work. He is a cross between Mickey Spillane and Damon Runyon - the toughest, the best. Beware of McKinty? Frank McCourt ?A startling, dark poem of a thriller that takes you to the heart of New York City?s most bloody era. McKinty is the real deal? Thomas Kelly, author of The Rackets and Payback ?Careens boisterously from Belfast to the Bronx? McKinty is a storyteller with the kind of style and panache that blur the line between genre and mainstream. Top-drawer? Kirkus Reviewsshow more