The Dead Yard (Michael Forsythe #2)

Author(s): Adrian McKinty

Crime - Thriller

In this riveting sequel to the acclaimed Dead I Well May Be, mercenary bad boy Michael Forsythe is back, and he's forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell, confronting murder, mayhem, and possibly his own execution.


While on holiday in Spain, Michael Forsythe is arrested in the chaos of a soccer riot and hauled off to jail. Back on the wrong side of the law, the Belfast native has no hope of release--until a seductive female British Intelligence Agent makes him an offer he can't refuse: Avoid jail time in a Mexican hellhole by taking on a special FBI assignment and infiltrating a dangerous Irish terrorist cell back in the States. Within hours Michael is thrust into the nightmarish world of madmen known for their distinctive brands of torture and revenge, all while trying to hide his true identity. Coming face-to-face with murder, deceit, and lustful desire in all the wrong places, Michael knows that in order to survive he must kill--or be killed.

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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781846687037
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : July 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 320
  • : Crime & mystery
  • : Adrian McKinty