Dead Yard

Dead Yard

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It's been five years since Michael Forsythe slaughtered Darkey White and his crew of thugs in Harlem. Five years spent in the Witness Protection Program with a price on his head and not much to do with his days. Allowed to take a holiday at last, Michael heads to Spain, but he's arrested after a soccer riot between Paddies and Brits and brought to a Spanish prison. Enter British intelligence agent Samantha Caudwell, who offers Michael a deal: spend ten years in jail under newly strict riot laws, or go on a special assignment to infiltrate a dangerous IRA sleeper cell in New England. As "The Dead Yard" unfolds, Michael crosses and double-crosses, escapes his own lies by a hair's breadth, buries a woman's shredded, ravaged body in the dunes of Plum Island, and vows to avenge her life at the expense of his own. He insinuates himself into the terror cell's inner circle, falls in love, experiences mind-numbing torture, and kills, and kills, and kills again. McKinty has once again harnessed the power of poetry, violence, lust and revenge to forge a sequel to his acclaimed "Dead I Well May Be".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 26mm | 340.2g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852429127
  • 9781852429126
  • 2,510,367

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"'The Dead Yard is compelling crime fiction at its finest! McKinty is an exciting new talent, and Michael Forsythe is a hero that other writers can only aspire to create' Ed McBain 'McKinty's literate, expertly crafted third crime novel... confirms his place as one of his generation's leading talents... McKinty possesses a talent for pace and plot structure that belies his years. Dennis Lehane fans will definitely be pleased' Publisher's Weekly 'A wild, riveting roller-coaster of a read' Irish Independent 'A pacy, assured and thoroughly engaging debut... this is a hard-boiled crime story written by a gifted man with poetry coursing through his veins and thrilling writing dripping from his fingertips' Sunday Independent"show more

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 New York City 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. He is currently working on a new novel about Bloom's more

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4 47% (643)
3 16% (220)
2 3% (35)
1 1% (9)
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