I've read the previous two Sean Duffy books in print and I found that listening to the book narrated in an Irish accent added atmosphere to the story...Show More » Although occasionally during conversations I had trouble distinguishing between different characters, overall Gerard Doyle's rather deadpan delivery perfectly captured Duffy's weariness and dogged nature.
The story is gripping, with a locked room mystery at its centre and a sense of increasing tension as the climax approaches. I like the way Adrian McKinty weaves his fictional plot around real historical characters and events. And the writing is superbly incisive, with moments of poetic description, profound insight and dry wit.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will continue with the series.
McKinty has maintained the high standards of story, character and setting that he set in the previous three Duffy novels. The historical setting of th..Show More »e troubles is handled beautifully and the reader is immersed in the northern Ireland of the '80's as the story itself is intrinsically enmeshed in the political and social order of place and time. Duffy is a little older and a little wiser as he navigates being a catholic Detective Inspector in the predominantly protestant RUC CID and he remains reflective, self-aware and with an ethical compass that is perhaps more utilitarian than it is traditionally catholic.
Once again, Gerard Doyle does a magnificent job as the narrator. He really is faultless.
All in all, this was another terrific novel and I sincerely hope that we haven't seen the last of DI Sean Duffy.
Well, you know, just another wonderful tale from the pen of Adrian McKinty. This one is slightly different, is Sean mellowing and maturing? I ..Show More »must add that I think it is best to read this series from the beginning or you will miss out on so much.
Narrator Gerard Doyle pulls off another spectacular job. He is a craftsman. I have praised him so many times that I have run out of wonderful things to say