By Bartholomew Gill
The robbery of the ebook of Kells -- a stupendous ninth-century amalgam of Christian doctrine and Celtic legend -- from the Trinity university library is, in itself, a so much surprising crime. however it is the brutal slaying of an evening watchman that throws Peter McGarr of the Dublin homicide Squad into the combination. pressured to percentage investigative tasks both with a publicity-hungry co-Chief Superintendent, McGarr is quickly entangled in a twisted internet of homicide, thievery, back-biting politics, and darkish pagan rituals. And definitely extra blood will move as secrets and techniques, deceptions, and well-guarded lies come to gentle -- forcing an intrepid detective to doubt the loyalties of even his closest compatriots -- in a chilling case that threatens to lead to not anything lower than the destruction of up to date Irish society.
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It was not a question. “Not to drink. ” “Why drink? ” “That’s it. ” The man turned his head and smiled to the others. He did not move. ” She nodded. “Years ago. Him with a steady job but the family and no money, the missus told me. Any other place but Trinity—bein’ a college and all—would have booted his arse into Liffey, where it belonged. But he did the rehab, and then he was back acting . . different. “At ﬁrst we put it down to the ‘pink cloud’ thing— you know, clean. Off the shit. I get ’em in here all the time.
Her brow furrowed. ” In the last year, Maddie had gone from calling him Daddy to Father and now by his ﬁrst name. ” “Well, I’m interested in how your day went. ” “And the next line is—how were your classes? ” McGarr glanced at her, noting how much she had begun to resemble her mother. Like Noreen, she was ﬁneboned with a thinly bridged nose and dimpled cheeks. While fair, her coloring was darker than that of either of her parents, and her skin still carried a golden hue from the summer she had spent on Nuala’s estate in Kildare.
It was a ritual that at ﬁrst he thought would be an impediment to his work. Instead, it had become a welcome relief from his duties, a two-hour hiatus and the only time, if truth were told, that he got to be with her alone, given her schedule and his. Located in Sandeford, a village south of Dublin, the school was private and nonsectarian. Among the Mercs, Audis, Volvos, and Jags of the other parents, McGarr’s unmarked Ford squad car stood out like a rolling eyesore. But, truth was, one day his own daughter would be wealthy if not rich.