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This is the first in what seems like a promising series set in Northern Ireland during the late 80s The story grabbed my attention from the start, but it is not the mystery which makes this book stand out I am a very character driven reader, and Sean Duffy is a good one He is flawed, but capable, interesting without seeming contrived and I will be curious to see how his story continues Recommended Find reviews and bookish fun at Audio CD Is Hours And Minutes LongNorthern Ireland, Spring Hunger Strikes, Riots, Power Cuts, A Homophobic Serial Killer With A Penchant For Opera, And A Young Woman S Suicide That May Yet Turn Out To Be Murder On The Surface, The Events Are Unconnected, But Then Things And People Aren T Always What They Seem Detective Sergeant Duffy Is The Man Tasked With Trying To Get To The Bottom Of It All It S No Easy Job Especially When It Turns Out That One Of The Victims Was Involved In The IRA But Was Last Seen Discussing Business With Someone From The Loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force Add To This The Fact That, As A Catholic Policeman, It Doesn T Matter Which Side He S On, Because Nobody Trusts Him, And Sergeant Duffy Really Is In A No Win Situation Fast Paced, Evocative, And Brutal, The cold cold ground Is A Brilliant Depiction Of Belfast At The Height Of The Troubles And Of A Cop Treading A Thin, Thin Line .
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We had the very good fortune a couple of years ago to meet and visit with a Goodreads friend in Ireland My wife s grandmother immigrated from northern Ireland in the late 19th century and since things had calmed down in Ireland we flew over to find her ancestral home Tony and Linda were extraordinarily helpful in finding the area and Tony provided a walking tour of Belfast and Bellaghy a town he said he was still a little reluctant to visit given it was in the heart of the troubles not so very long ago Tony has written on the cultural aspects of the violence but he, at one point, waited until some other people left a building to discuss some of the finer points of the Orange given that people are apparently still very sensitive about their religious perspectives This kind of circumspection is totally foreign to us in the States where we all too frequently voice our opinions ra Why haven t I discovered Adrian McKinty before 2017 He nails it in this book The setting and the whole nine yards.
The reader is transported to the Irish Troubles To Belfast of 1981 The Librarian told me when I checked this book out that a few of the guys who took this book said that what they lived through in Ireland back the is almost the same atmosphere in the book.
An killer who enjoys listening opera, the classic languages and is killing homosexuals Homosexuality was a crime in Northern Ireland back then Sergeant Sean Duffy is the DS from Royal Ulster Constabulary a catholic in a Protestant British force the black sheep I didn t care about it, maybe some readers would care about religious differences It s useful to get familiar with all those Irish and British factions and armies that were in Ireland ba This book is the first in the Detective Sean Duffy Series And Book One of The Troubles Trilogy.
First, a bit of history This is just for those of you who did not do well in high school history class like myself to say the least However, I believe that you re never to old to learn, and for that alone I enjoyed this book very much I definitely got a crash course about the times of Northern Ireland s Troubles during 1968 1998 I researched this on Google and found one site that explains it succinctly I posted the link at the bottom of this review because it really, really, helped me to, not only understand the underlying elements of the plot, but also to appreciate and enjoy the intricate details that make this book so unique The Iris
The cold cold ground introduces Sean Duffy, a Catholic police sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary As a Catholic who joined the mostly Protestant police force, Duffy is essentially under suspicion and threat from both sides in the long running Troubles pitting Catholics and Protestants against each other in Northern Ireland.
The story is set at the height of the Troubles, in 1981 IRA prisoners are engaged in a hunger strike in protest to recent actions of the hated British government, and each time a martyr dies, the riots, bombings and other protests accelerate The British have flooded Northern Ireland with troops, but that only increases the tension and the violence.
Against that backdrop, Sean Duffy is assigned to investigate the murders of two gay men, each of whom had one of his hands chopped off It initially appears that a serial kille I enjoyed reading this book and give it a solid 4 stars Sean Duffy is a Catholic police detective in the Northern Ireland RUC Royal Ulster Constabulary The RUC is a mostly Protestant force and the IRA has been known to target Catholic RUC officers Some of his fellow officers are wary of him because he is a Catholic.
It is against this background that Sean is called to the scene of a grisly murder The victim has been shot dead and 1 hand has been cut off The investigation reveals that the victim worked for the IRA and was a homosexual Homosexual acts are illegal in 1981 Northern Ireland In addition, the hand does not belong to the victim Sean believes that he is looking for a serial killer.
The plot moves along very well