Another thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy and his most dangerous investigation yet.
Belfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave.
Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.
©2017 Adrian McKinty (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Sean Duffy series is a banquet of treats. The narratives are fast, politically and personally. The writing is wry, deadpan and Gerard Doyle's delivery makes this the most satisfying of all my audiobooks.
I love Sean Duffy, I was really looking forward to the release of this book, and he did not disappoint. The standout for me with this book over the others was how funny Duffy was. There were always a couple of chuckles previously, but I laughed out loud several times in during this story.
Duffy's character continues to grow and the characters around him have become deeper and more interesting.
The crime he was solving in this one had great twists without becoming muddled.
The narration is perfect. The accent is thick, and sounds authentic to me (not that I'm an expert), while I never have trouble understand what Doyle is saying. That's a rare balance of perfection.
I highly recommend this book. It would stand alone, but you will enjoy it more if you've listened to the entire series.
"Best novel yet in the Sean Duffy series!"
What started as The Troubles trilogy has become the 6 novel Detective Sean Duffy series. Hopefully there will be more books in this series. There have been few series of 6 or more novels that I have rated every novel 5 stars. All novels in this series earn unquestionable 5 star ratings. This novel is set in Northern Ireland in 1988. The publisher's summary provides a nice setup for this novel, so I will not comment further on the content.
Adrian McKinty is a great writer at the top of his game. Gerard Doyle is among the best narrators. In this novel he is flawless as usual.
"One of the best!"
Oh my goodness, I could not put this down! The long-awaited sixth Sean Duffy book was well worth that wait. My only disappointment is that I've finished it.
There were so many things to love about this book. The beginning, when Sean is being led at gunpoint to his execution - huffing and puffing - sets the stage. His relationship with Beth is typical Sean. We can see that his past excesses are coming to haunt him when he has to face a police physical. A murder by crossbow! Who would have thought? Sean being sarcastic and disrespectful? Well, that's why we love him.
It took me two runs through this series before I realized DC Lawson is the same Alex from HIDDEN RIVER. Clever that Mr McKinty. Duffy, Lawson, and Sgt McCrabben (I listen to the audiobooks so I'm not sure of the spelling) make a fantastic team.
This book had me laughing, cringing, a little teary-eyed, and fearful. It was fabulous.
I cannot say enough about Gerard Doyle. This collaboration between author and narrator makes this series special. Makes it phenomenal!
McKinty is a genius. I hope he's busily writing the continuing story of Sean Duffy (or Michael Forsythe even.)
I highly recommend this book, this series, and this author!
Best of all the Duffy books. Narrator is top notch! Most enjoyable book I listened to in a long time.
"Nothing better than a Duffy tale!"
The sight of a new McKinty book on Audible, especially a new entry in the Sean Duffy series, is enough to send me over the moon, like a kid on Xmas morning. "Police at the Station" doesn't disappoint, on the contrary - for me It's the equivalent of a gourmet meal. No one writes more fully developed, wonderfully flawed and believable characters, terrific dialogue and twisty plots like McKinty. Can't rave enough about this series. Every now and then I start from the beginning and read them all, just to savor the language, the humor, the humanity, and I always find more to love on the second or third reading. Adrian McKinty is a master, and the brilliant dryly witty reading of Gerard Doyle is the perfect, the only voice for the literate, streetwise, snarky Sean Duffy. Hope this series never ends.
This book maintains, and perhaps exceeds, the standard set in the previous Sean Duffy novels. As always, the narration by Gerard Doyle is outstanding. I highly recommend this book to mystery/crime readers who value character and conversation as much as plot and action.
"It's hard to write a review for this one"
It's definitely not his best work, But I got through it without wanting to turn it off or delete it. Compared to some other books, that's A miracle lately
If I use an alphabet rating system. I would give this a B or B-
"Excellent book, excellent narration!"
I loved this book...fast paced, well constructed and this guy can REALLY write! His character development is exceptional and his plot line is never dull. Gerard Doyle brings it to life. I am already waiting for his next book!
"his best yet"
you don't need to be a fan to enjoy "police....."
He just keeps getting better
"McKinty and Doyle do it again!"
I can't think of a single author whose new books I eagerly await more than Adrian McKinty. In the Sean Duffy series, McKinty has created a truly memorable, complex character, living and working as a Catholic policeman in the protestant Ulster Police Force in the late 1980s. Gerard Doyle voices Duffy (and other memorable characters, particularly Sgt. "Crabby" McCrabben, brilliantly. I would recommend listening to this series in order.
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