The final thriller in the million-copy-selling Katie Maguire series.
In the driver’s seat of a Jaguar, on a country road, a good man burns.
Justice Garrett Quinn should have been at a sentencing. He was one of the good ones, fighting for order in a lawless world. In a burned-out car, on the outskirts of Cork, DS Katie Maguire finds what’s left of him.
But this is only the beginning. The judge’s death sparks a gang war fought with bullets and bombs, and civilians are caught in the crossfire. As the city spirals deeper into violence, Ireland’s most fearless detective must find the courage to fight for her hometown one last time.
Katie Maguire is no stranger to sacrifice – but she has lost so much already. Facing new horrors each day, Katie must decide: can she do her duty when she has nothing left to give?
Praise for Graham Masterton:
‘One of this country’s most exciting crime novelists. If you have not read one, read them all now’ Daily Mail.
‘A tough and gritty thriller with an attractive principal character’ Irish Independent.
‘Graham Masterton is a natural storyteller’ New York Journal of Books.
‘Any fan of mysteries should grab this book’ Irish Examiner.
#11 in the DS Katie Maguire series. It can be read as a stand-alone but you are missing out on a little background and a great series.
Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire is travelling home from Conor’s funeral. When she gets a call. A car has been found alight and there’s a body inside. So she arrives and recognises the victim, due to a unique ring he is wearing, as Judge Quinn. He was the judge about to pass sentence in the murder trial of Donal Haggerty.
Meanwhile, gang leader, Thomas O’Flynn and his henchmen are feuding with the Riordan family, a feud that’s been ongoing for years…..
There’s also the case of the Lee Pusher, a man who pushes people into the river and who has just caused the death of a young woman.
Katie also has to deal with the recent founder of her beloved Conor, the reprehensible Brendan at work and also her relationship with Kyna. All adding to the feeling of stress and tension.
This is a dark and violent tale of the criminal underworld of Ireland, with drugs, shootings, murder and domestic violence…..It’s fast paced, gritting and gripping from start to finish. If you like a dark police procedural, then you’ll love this.
Thank you to Victoria Joss at Head of Zeus for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graham Masterton trained as a newspaper reporter before beginning a career as an author. After twenty-five years writing horror and thrillers, Graham turned his talent to crime writing. The first book in the Katie Maguire series, White Bones, was published by Head of Zeus in 2012 and became a top-ten bestseller. The series was inspired by Graham’s five-year stay in County Cork.
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