The Nameless Dead by Brian McGilloway

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Devlin’s superiors forbid him to investigate. As usual, Devlin does so anyway—setting in motion a series of events that uncovers a smuggling ring, corporate malfeasance, and good old-fashioned greed. Readers should be prepared for a bloody good read.
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Synopsis

‘You can’t investigate the baby, Inspector. It’s the law.’

Declan Cleary’s body has never been found, but everyone believes he was killed for informing on a friend over thirty years ago. Now the Commission for Location of Victims’ Remains is following a tip-off that he was buried on the small isle of Islandmore, in the middle of the River Foyle.

Instead, the dig uncovers a baby’s skeleton, and it doesn’t look like death by natural causes. But evidence revealed by the Commission’s activities cannot lead to prosecution. Inspector Devlin is torn. He has no desire to resurrect the violent divisions of the recent past. Neither can he let a suspected murderer go unpunished.

Now the secret is out, more deaths follow. Devlin must follow his conscience – even when that puts those closest to him at terrible risk . . .

 

About Brian McGilloway

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Brian McGilloway is the author of Bleed a River Deep, Borderlands, Gallows Lane, and Little Girl Lost.
 
Published May 10, 2012 by Macmillan. 392 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on Oct 07 2013

Devlin’s superiors forbid him to investigate. As usual, Devlin does so anyway—setting in motion a series of events that uncovers a smuggling ring, corporate malfeasance, and good old-fashioned greed. Readers should be prepared for a bloody good read.

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Reviewed by Pam Norfolk on Jan 02 2013

McGilloway’s elegant, almost elegiac, writing and his humane, sensitive Garda detective raise The Nameless Dead from a gloomy reflection on Northern Ireland’s past to a poignant, perfectly-pitched crime story...

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