Disappeared by Anthony Quinn

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In Northern Ireland’s darkest corner, the Troubles have never ended
Though bombs no longer rock Belfast, for some the fight goes on. Retired Special Branch agent David Hughes disappears after looking into the previously closed case of Oliver Jordan, who went missing at the hands of the IRA decades ago. Soon after, a former spy is found bludgeoned to death, the day after placing his own obituary in the newspaper. Beneath Northern Ireland’s modern calm, ancient jealousies threaten to rend the country asunder once more. A Catholic detective in a Protestant nation, Celcius Daly knows too well the agonies of sectarian strife. To solve this string of murders, he must reach decades into the past, confronting a painful history that Ireland would prefer to forget.
 

About Anthony Quinn

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Anthony Quinn (b. 1971) is an Irish author and journalist. Born in Northern Ireland's County Tyrone, Quinn majored in English at Queen's University, Belfast. After college, he worked a number of odd jobs-social worker, organic gardener, yoga teacher-before finding work as a journalist. He has written short stories for years, winning critical acclaim and, twice, a place on the short list for the Hennessy Literary Awards for New Irish Writing. He also placed as runner-up in a Sunday Times food writing competition. Disappeared is his first novel. He is currently working on a sequel, Border Angels, which will also feature Inspector Celcius Daly. Quinn continues his work as a journalist, reporting on his home county for the Tyrone Times.
 
Published July 24, 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 254 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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My understanding is that Quinn is presently writing a sequel to DISAPPEARED, which no doubt will bring Daly into contact --- and conflict --- with Special Branch, with attendant difficulties occurring for reasons far beyond those of jurisdictional disputes.

Sep 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Disappeared

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What a great interview, fascinating.As someone who has family roots in Ireland, in fact, in Sligo, this author fascinates me.I will add his name to the TBR list and look for his books.

Oct 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Disappeared

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