An NYPD detective travels to Ireland to investigate his own family’s past in this “smart, textured, immensely readable” mystery (The Washington Post Book World).
Neil Hockaday’s father died in World War II before his son could ever know him, and now the police detective is visiting Ireland to meet his last living relative and try to fill in the blanks of his family history. But while he’s on vacation, death isn’t taking a holiday. The apparent suicides of a retired priest and two cops—and an Irish woman’s death in a bombing—combine to keep Hock busy on both sides of the Atlantic in this rich, riveting police procedural, filled with “lively and literate” dialogue, from an Edgar Award–winning author (The New York Times Book Review).
“Unusual and engrossing.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Dense and vibrant . . . as charming as an Irish brogue.” —Publishers Weekly
“One of the most lively and memorable novels to come out this year.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch