Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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. (from Goodreads)


My Thoughts


Move over everyone, there’s a new author in town and his name is Anthony Quinn. Mr. Quinn has written a smart, tightly woven mystery. Along with this, Mr. Quinn writing is beautiful - lyrical and descriptive. When you read this book, take my advice. Do NOT - skim, skip, fast forward or in any way miss out on the details.

I really like the main character, Detective Celcius Daly. He is driven to solve both a new and old murder, along with a disappearance no matter how many threats he receives telling him to stop.

This is Mr. Quinn’s first novel. Welcome to America, Mr. Quinn. I am glad your book made it across the pond and I look forward to future books.

I tip my hat to Netgalley and Open Road for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: July 24, 2012.


  1. Seriously you are killing my book budget...this sounds like something I would love!

  2. and more to come from the same author - yippee!