Brendy McCusker had it made when he took early retirement from the Ulster police force with a handsome pay-out. That is until his wife ran off to America with their nest egg, forcing him back to work in Belfast.
On his first major case, McCusker partners with DI Lily O’Carroll to locate the two missing sons of a wealthy businessman. But before the brothers can be found, McCusker is reassigned to the brutal murder of an American banker staying on Cyprus Avenue. As the detectives delve into their subjects’ pasts, McCusker finds himself juggling his move to Belfast, O’Carroll’s frequent blind dates, his status as a hired-back rent-a-cop, and trying not to be distracted by Belfast’s beautiful women, especially one mysterious woman in particular.
McCusker and O’Carroll eventually find a person of interest with an air-tight alibi, but only one of the detectives believes it is genuine…
“Continuously absorbing, with a nice rapport between the hero and heroine.”—Kirkus Reviews
Paul Charles was born and raised in Magherafelt in the North of Ireland. He is the author of the critically acclaimed D.I. Christy Kennedy mysteries including I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass, The Beautiful Sound of Silence, and A Pleasure to do Death With You, the 10th in the series and recently published by Dufour Editions.
Paul lives in Camden Town and divides his time between working in the music business and writing. He is currently working on the second McCusker mystery, A Day in The Life of Louis Bloom.2014, 292 pages (Dufour)
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