Thursday, January 04, 2007
pass the tape
i'm not sure i'll ever learn to censor myself. something happens that reminds me that i really need to watch what i say here, but as time passes i begin to slack off and the awareness begins to slip. so i've done it again. yes, i said some nice things about adrian mckinty's book Hidden River, but I also foolishly said some things i shouldn't have said. nothing big, but still things a writer doesn't want to hear.
I did find out that Adrian has a new book coming out in March called the Bloomsday Dead. It's already getting great reviews. The mass market paperback of The Dead Yard was released in December. I'm going to definitely pick up a copy.
From Publishers Weekly
The Dead Yard--
Starred Review. McKinty's literate, expertly crafted third crime novel, the sequel to Dead I Well May Be (2003), confirms his place as one of his generation's leading talents. Five years after taking down a powerful Irish mobster, Belfast-born mercenary Michael Forsythe has a new identity and the chance at a new life, courtesy of the FBI. Unfortunately, while vacationing in Spain, Forsythe's thrown into prison after a soccer match between the Irish and the Brits turns violent. Forsythe faces extradition to Mexico, where he's a wanted man, unless he cuts a deal with a gorgeous British intelligence agent, Samantha Caudwell, to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell called the Sons of Cuchulainn. Based outside Boston and led by a pair of fanatic ex-IRA members, the SOC vows to ignore the IRA's current cease-fire and to attack British targets in the States. Once again, Forsythe goes undercover, entering a shadowy world of subterfuge and deception. McKinty possesses a talent for pace and plot structure that belies his years. Dennis Lehane fans will definitely be pleased. (Mar.)
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