Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
Detective Sean Duffy is on holiday with his girlfriend and his baby daughter. A dreaded pilgrimage is dashed at the last second by a phone call from headquarters about a strange murder in Belfast. The victim is a local drug dealer who has been found shot with a crossbow. Duffy immediately takes charge but has challenges of his own that complicate the task at hand. His girlfriend seeks to move from his colorful neighborhood, his department is looking to weed out those who don’t meet the physical requirements befitting a policeman, and his new superior is a Class-A yutz. The investigation of the murder bears resemblance to another attack, but the motives are hard to come by. As Duffy investigates, his own life threatens to unravel while the bad men look to take him out once and for all. Will Duffy find the answers before someone closes the case for him?
Adrian McKnity has crafted a well-written thriller that is never short on suspense or witty dialogue. The danger and ostracism faced by police officers during the IRA’s prime is genuine, and the characters are engaging. A great mystery to read on any night of the week or weekend.
Seventh Street Books