The worlds of business, Irish politics, and crime collide when two men with the same name, from the same family, die on the same night—one death is a gangland murder, the other, apparently, a road accident. Was it a coincidence? That’s the official version of events. But when a family member, Gina Rafferty, starts asking questions, this notion quickly unravels. Told repeatedly that she should stop asking questions, Gina becomes more determined than ever to find out the truth, to establish a connection between the two deaths—but in doing so, she embarks on a path that will push certain powerful people to their limits.
He is sitting in what they now call the beer garden. Before the smoking ban came into force it was a concrete yard, a skanky area at the back of the pub that was all stacked crates and kegs and empty cardboard boxes. But with a little outdoor furniture—decking, benches, tables, pole umbrellas for when it rains—they’ve transformed it into a "space," a haven where smokers can congregate, light up their Players or Sweet Afton and give out about the excesses of the nanny state. There has even been some confusion, not to say tension, over etiquette. If a nonsmoker
“Glynn has conjured the unreal, transfigured character of Ireland’s capital....It’s a portrait not too far off the real place, but exaggerated enough to make this an enthralling and addictive read.” —The Guardian (London)
“A provocative and richly textured novel.” —The Independent (London)