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The Scholar

Cormac Reilly, Book 2
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Series: The Cormac Reilly Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (761 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Dervla McTiernan has rocked the crime fiction world with good reason. Taut, tense and darkly addictive. A treat for lovers of fine crime writing." (Candice Fox, author of Crimson Lake

Being brilliant has never been this dangerous....

When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him.

A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics. The multibillion-dollar company, founded by her grandfather, has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy - it has funded Emma's own groundbreaking research. The enquiry into Carline's death promises to be high-profile and high-pressure.

As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to a Darcy laboratory and, increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn't be involved, but as his running of the case comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question his own objectivity. Could his loyalty to Emma have led him to overlook evidence? Has it made him a liability? 

Praise for The Scholar

"The Scholar is a gripping follow-up to McTiernan's debut crime novel The Ruin, featuring the enigmatic DS Cormac Reilly.... The Scholar is a tightly plotted, fast-paced read with enough twists to keep you guessing right to the end." (Better Homes & Gardens

"Another thrilling tale that delivers on all the promise of McTiernan's debut - not to be missed." (Readings Monthly)

©2019 Dervla McTiernan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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A brilliant story of brilliant policing told bri..

A brilliant story of brilliant policing told brilliantly.
Such a clever and intelligent story. The characters are complex and credible...you feel their pain .
The story is excellent...you think you know where you are, and then get taken further . i devoured it and can't wait for the next one.
The narrator does an absolutely stellar job...bringing the work to life in a skillful and compelling manner.
I just can't recommend this enough.

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EXCELLENT

Great story line.. congratulations on the new novel number 2 many more to come, again I sat up late

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Great book

number 2 book . l love Riley . what a great character and gentle man. I hope there are more in the series.

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worth a listen

enjoyed from start to finish. good story line and narration easy to listen to. woth a listen

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Good but not great

Aoife McMahon is amazing but the plot wasn't that gripping. It was really predictable, and even though there was a slight twist it wasn't really that surprising. I thought some character loops sort of didn't quite make it or weren't strong enough. I really enjoyed McTiernan's earlier book The Ruin but this one definitely wasn't great.

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You won't guess what happens!

Loved this book very suspenseful with lots of different twists. Hard to not keep listening !

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predictable

narrator was great, a few really great characters, but the ending was a bit predictable.

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Love the narrator

The Irish accent was divine. Brilliant story and finished it quickly. Looking forward to the next t Cormac Reilly book

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Great driving book for all the car

Lots and lots of twists and turns. A top crime thriller with fine character development, particularly DS O'Reilly. Enjoy.

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Great book

I enjoyed this book. Dervla Mcteirnan has been a great find after finishing all of Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brody series.Aoife McMahon is a fabulous reader.