I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty
A Detective Sean Duffy Novel (The Troubles Trilogy)

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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 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, twenty-something 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, being a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn't let that stop him pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.
 

About Adrian McKinty

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Adrian McKinty is the author of seven crime novels, including Dead I Well May Be (shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award), Fifty Grand (the 2010 Spinetingler Award winner), and Falling Glass, and, most recently, The Cold Cold Ground. Born and raised in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, McKinty was called "the best of the new generation of Irish crime novelists" in the Glasgow Herald.














Author Residence: Melbourne, Australia














Author Hometown: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Seventh Street Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in 1982, McKinty’s uneven second outing for Belfast Det. Sgt. Sean Duffy shifts focus away from the IRA enforcers of the first installment, 2012’s The Cold Cold Ground, toward Northern Ireland’s A

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Set in 1982, McKinty’s uneven second outing for Belfast Det. Sgt. Sean Duffy shifts focus away from the IRA enforcers of the first installment, 2012’s The Cold Cold Ground, toward Northern Ireland’s A

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It's certainly not necessary to have read this book, although if you plan on reading them out of order, be aware that there are some plot spoilers about the first book in I Hear the Sirens in the Street.

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The victim's last meal turns out to be the key to identifying the body — Bill O'Rourke, an American and retired IRS agent from Boston — and also provides the cause of death: poisoning by abrin, a highly toxic poison derived from the seeds of the rosary pea plant.

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