PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Cover design: Marie Lane
Belfast, 1976. The city is rife with rackets. Paramilitary gangs, the British Army, Police and Intelligence struggle for control. A young man vanishes and his severed arm is discovered in a refuse dump. Haunted by the failure of an earlier investigation, Inspector McCann is led to the Sceptre Bar.But there he is assaulted and his constable, the sassy, wild Sinead Donnelly is abducted. Who can he trust to back him up?A desperate bid to free Donnelly leads to McCann’s torture and a deal of sorts with his captor points him to the discovery of the young man’s remains. But how much further can McCann go to break the wall of silence that surrounds the victim’s last hours? Will McCann be able to redeem himself by solving the case that haunts him? Will those above him allow him to do so?Pat Gray’s second Inspector McCann mystery goes to the heart of the moral darkness that was Ulster’s troubles. It is a worthy sequel to Dirty Old Tricks.
No. of pages: 256
Publication date: 05.11.2021
978 1 912868 66 7