The Dead Yard (Michael Forsythe #2)
|Series:||The Dead Trilogy|
It's been five years since Michael Forsythe slaughtered Darkey White and his crew of thugs in Harlem. Five years spent in the Witness Protection Program with a price on his head and not much to do with his days. Allowed to take a holiday at last, Michael heads to Spain, but he's arrested after a football riot and brought to a Spanish prison. Enter British intelligence agent Samantha Caudwell, who offers Michael a deal: spend ten years in jail under new riot laws, or go on a special assignment to infiltrate an IRA sleeper cell in New England. "As The Dead Yard" unfolds, Michael insinuates himself into the terror cell's inner circle. He crosses and double-crosses, escapes his own lies by a hair's breadth, falls in love, kills, and kills, and kills again.
Pert 2 of The Dead Trilogy
"'McKinty's literate, expertly crafted third crime novel confirms his place as one of his generation's leading talents... he possesses a talent for pace and plot structure that belies his years. Dennis Lehane fans will definitely be pleased.' - Publisher's Weekly 'McKinty crackles with raw talent. His dialogue is superb, his characters rich and his plotting tight and seamless. He also writes with a wonderful (and wonderfully humorous) flair for language, raising his work above most crime-genre offerings and bumping right up against literature. Michael [Forsythe] is smarter, funnier and deadlier than almost everyone he's with, and this makes him a terrific guide to the underworld he can't seem to escape. Not that we don't want to see him try.' - San Francisco Chronicle * 'The Dead Yard is compelling crime fiction at its finest!' Ed McBain"
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles. He studied politics at Oxford University and after a failed legal career he moved to the US in the early 1990s. He found work as a security guard, postman, construction worker, barman, rugby coach and bookstore clerk before becoming a school teacher. He now lives in Australia.