In the Morning I'll be Gone

In the Morning I'll be Gone

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Winner of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction
RAIN DOGS WAS WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD 2017

Book 3 in the Detective Sean Duffy series.

'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.'
IAN RANKIN

Sean Duffy's got nothing. And when you've got nothing left to lose, you have everything to gain, but only if you want it. So when MI5 come knocking, Sean knows exactly what they want, but he hasn't got the first idea how to get it.

Of course he's heard about the spectacular escape of IRA man Dermot McCann from Her Majesty's Maze prison. And he knew, with chilly certainty, that their paths would cross. But finding Dermot leads Sean to an old locked room mystery, and into the kind of danger where you can lose as easily as winning. And there's no coming back from this kind of losing.

From old betrayals and ancient history to 1984's most infamous crime, Sean tries not to fall too far behind in the race to annihilation. Can he outrun the most skilled terrorist the IRA ever created? And will the past catch him first?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 237g
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1846688213
  • 9781846688218
  • 22,665

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It blew my doors off -- Ian Rankin 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 -- Daniel Woodrell Duffy is one of the most interesting, convincing and sympathetic police officers in recent crime fiction... McKinty gets better and better -- Marcel Berlins * Times * It's easy to see Duffy becoming as popular as Ian Rankin's Rebus * Irish Times * This is a very fine police thriller from a rising start of the genre. The pacing is brisk and exciting, and the plotting is full of interest and surprises. * Canberra Times, Australia * McKinty keeps getting better and better ... Sirens is a humdinger - a highly enjoyable, smart, page-turner of a novel. -- Anne Sexton * Hot Press * Not everyone could tackle such a splintered society, but McKinty seems to relish its challenges as much as its opportunities... Sirens won't disappoint McKinty fans, and may well attract many more. -- Mary Leland * Irish Examiner * Don't miss out on McKinty's belting tale. Duffy mainlines into your bloodstream. Like the vodka and lime he's so fond of, he's definitely addictive. -- Liz Kennedy * Belfast News Letter * This is crime fiction at its best: a police procedural with dialogue that's crisp and occasionally lighthearted; blistering action that's often lethal; McKinty's mordant Belfastian wit; and a protagonist readers won't want to leave behind when the trilogy ends. * Booklist * McKinty is seriously brilliant, his flair for language matched by his remarkable feel for place, appetite for redemptive violence and gravely cool appreciation of characters who reject conformity. There are echoes of Dennis Lehane, Joseph Wambaugh, Eoin McNamee and even Raymond Chandler but McKinty is resolutely his own hard man. * Weekend Australian * An excellent, thoughtful police thriller that is also a convincing portrait of a society under political and social stress. -- Marcel Berlins * Times * Duffy [is] a charismatic, empathetic Belfast cop with a nose for sniffing out trouble * Metro * Adrian McKinty is one of the great storytellers writing crime fiction today. -- Don Winslow When it comes to Northern Irish crime fiction, Adrian McKinty forged the path the rest of us follow. -- Stuart Neville
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About Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, and grew up at the height of the Troubles. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. In the early 1990s he moved to New York City where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia.

The first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground won the 2013 Spinetingler Award, its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award, and Sean Duffy Thriller #3, In the Morning I'll be Gone, won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award and was picked as one of the top 10 crime novels of 2014 by the American Library Association.
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5,140 ratings
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5 41% (2,105)
4 46% (2,387)
3 11% (540)
2 1% (75)
1 1% (33)
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