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The Scholar

Cormac Reilly, Book 2
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the critically acclaimed best seller The Ruin comes a compulsive new crime thriller featuring DS Cormac Reilly. 

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?

©2019 Dervla McTiernan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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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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The Scholar

Another great read by this upcoming Australian author. Set again in Ireland, this is full of suspense and intrigue and is 'unputdownable'. Can't wait for the next novel.

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Excellent listen

Great story! Interesting view of human nature kept me spellbound and guessing until the end.

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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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Loved it!

Great story, great characters, great production. I loved every minute of this clevery crafted story.

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Irish crime, well written and superbly narrated.

This second Cormac novel further develops this flawed and complex Irish detective. Beautifully read by Aoife McMahon.

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promising second book

This was an engrossing well paced plot. The core characters are still somewhat two dimensional.
The dialogue was clunky in spots but generally authentic and credible.
I look forward to getting to know them better.

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Good read

A bit too easy to figure out, but I can't wait for b tte next next one. Is his boss dirty?

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Another excellent crime story

Dervla McTiernan' s style keeps you enthralled from beginning to end. Brilliantly detailed characters and settings explode into realistic scenes. The story unfolds at a measured pace, with comprehensive insights into how police matters are managed in Ireland.
McMahon's reading is well- paced and heightens the Irish context.
Highly recommended.