The Cold, Cold Ground

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Adrian McKinty

Narrated By: Gerard Doyle

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2012

Duration: 10 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

Northern Ireland, spring 1981. 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.

"McKinty is a streetwise, energetic gunslinger of a writer, firing off volleys of sassy dialogue and explosive action that always delivers what it has promised."—Irish Times (Dublin)

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  • William krimsky

    Both the reader and the author have a wonderful voice. Great storytelling. Held our interest from beginning to end.