Author(s): Adrian McKinty
There's no such thing as a perfect crime. Sean Duffy knows this. He's back at work and ready for the avalanche of horrors that awaits him, beginning with a torso in a suitcase, dumped in an abandoned factory. Fully fit after the severe trauma of his last investigation, Duffy is ready to follow the trail of blood - however faint - that always, always connects a body to its killer. From an international businessman to a beautiful young widow, ancient police notes to ambassador's records, country lanes to city streets, Duffy works every angle. And wherever he goes, he smells a rat ...
Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy returns for the incendiary and critically acclaimed sequel to The Cold Cold Ground.
Shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Young Adult/Teenage Crime Fiction 2013.
"'It blew my doors off - Ian Rankin 'The ever-excellent Adrian McKinty is on great form with his new series... characteristically fast and thrilling' (Mail on Sunday) 'Duffy is one of the most interesting, convincing and sympathetic police officers in recent crime fiction... McKinty gets better and better.' (Marcel Berlins, Times)"
Adrian McKinty grew up in Northern Ireland. After studying at Oxford University he moved to New York City, working in bars, bookstores, building sites and finally the basement stacks of the Columbia University Medical School Library. In 2000 he relocated to Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction. His debut Dead I Well May Be (9781846686993) was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and his most recent novel Fifty Grand (9781846687419) won the 2010 Spinetingler Award. In 2009 Adrian moved to Melbourne, Australia.