Rain Dogs

A death in a historic castle, locked up overnight. It almost looks like a suicide, but then Sean Duffy pulls on a few little threads, and the whole Establishment could come undone ...

It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy. Riot duty. Heartbreak. Cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked room mysteries in one career?

When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. But there are just a few things that bother Duffy enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond.

And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?

Adrian McKinty
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Set in Belfast during the Troubles of the 1980’s, ‘Rain Dogs’ once again sets Inspector Sean Duffy against the crazy, bleak background of a city under seige. McKinty tends to mix fact with fiction, and he opens with an actual walk by Mohammed Ali through the protesting crowds of Belfast that sets a cracking pace which doesn’t let up for the whole book.

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