I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2013
Duration: 9 hours 42 minutes
A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with Detective Constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the US military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles? The trail leads to the doorstep of a beautiful, flame-haired, twentysomething widow, whose husband died at the hands of an IRA assassination team just a few months before. Suddenly Duffy is caught between his romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men he should know better than to mess with. These include British intelligence, the FBI, and local paramilitary death squads—enough to keep even the savviest detective busy. Duffy’s growing sense of self-doubt isn’t helping. But as a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn’t let that stop him from pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.
“Adrian McKinty’s I Hear the Sirens in the Street is his second Duffy novel and it sees him right back to his very best form. It’s full of pathos and has an intricate plot line that keeps Duffy, and the reader, guessing throughout. There’s dark humor and violence and he evokes the time and place of the novel with unerring accuracy…At his best, McKinty is the equal of any of the current batch of crime thriller writers—and this is him at his best…If you like your crime thrillers to be action packed with plenty of sharp dialogue then this book will be very much up your street, and the 1980s nostalgic element is terrific…The only bad point is that we have to wait until 2014 for the third book in this series And in the Morning I'll Be Gone. I cannot wait.”—Bookbag