Denver, Colorado: a pretty, clever young girl working for an environmental charity, Victoria Patawasti is sleeping peacefully, unaware that she has barely an hour to live. As her killer slips into her apartment and draws a revolver in the darkness, Alex Lawson wakes up in Belfast. Twenty-four, sickly, and struggling to kick his heroin habit after a disastrous six-month stint in the drug squad of the Northern Ireland police force, Alex badly needs a chance to get back on track. Victoria was his high school love, and when he finds out she has been murdered, he volunteers to help Victoria's family hunt down the killer. But once in Colorado, Alex has a fight on his hands: wanted by both the Colorado cops and the Ulster police, and uncovering corruption at the highest levels of government, he can solve the case only if he manages to stay alive.'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.'IAN RANKIN
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. He studied law, politics and philosophy at university. In the early 1990's 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 (9781846688232) won the 2013 Spinetingler Award, its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street (9781846688188) was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award, and Sean Duffy Thriller #3, In the Morning I'll be Gone (9781846688218), won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award and was picked as one of the top 10 crime novels of 2014 by the American Library Association.