The Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I found this novel to be an entertaining read that follows Sean Duffy , a CID officer working in Belfast in the early 1980's during the height of the hunger strikes that kept everyone on edge. He is trying to solve what seems like a hit on a competing gang/group that turns into much more. Mr. McKinty brings to life the real fears of police officers in Belfast during that time, and with Duffy being a Catholic police officer his life seems to always be in some sort of peril. You live with the fear that Duffy has while driving his car, knowing that he forgot to check for a bomb and being unable to stop and check because of a gang of protesters acting threateningly. Looking around his environment thinking that this is how it will all end, in a depressed area of Belfast with burned out buildings and broken down cars. McKinty takes us on a fast-paced thriller as Duffy tries to solve the murder(s) and find out what exactly is going on. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
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