SHORTLISTED FOR BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL AT THE EDGAR AWARD 2016 Book 4 in the Detective Sean Duffy series Belfast, 1985. Gunrunners on the borders, riots in the cities, The Power of Love on the radio. And somehow, hanging on, is Detective Inspector Sean Duffy, a Catholic policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The usual rounds of riot duty and sectarian murders are interrupted when a wealthy couple are shot dead while watching TV. Their son jumps to his death, leaving a note claiming responsibility. But something doesn't add up, and people keep dying. Soon Sean Duffy, Belfast's most roguish detective, is on the trail of a mystery that will pit him against shadowy US national security forces, and take him into the white-hot heart of the biggest political scandal of the decade.
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied law at Warwick University and politics and philosophy at Oxford University. He moved to New York City in the early 1990's where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. In 2000 he moved to Denver, Colorado to become a high school English teacher and in 2008 he moved to Melbourne, Australia. His debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award. His first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award. In the Morning I'll be Gone won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award.