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St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429991544352 Pages
A riveting crime novel by Irish Benedictine monk Andrew Nugent explores the darkness found in the human soul
When Maurice Tyson, housemaster at a top boys' boarding school in Ireland, is found with his throat slit, Superintendent Denis Lennon and Sergeant Molly Power of the Irish Police Force struggle to uncover any probable motive for the brutal killing. Was it revenge? A kidnap attempt by terrorists gone badly wrong? Or is there a connection to a former student who killed himself barely a year ago?
A boy mysteriously disappears and the hunt is on for his abductors. But when another body is found, the situation gets even darker. Someone out there has a terrible secret, and will stop at nothing to keep it hidden.
Andrew Nugent's third police procedural is a tour de force, filled with the compassion, insight, and humor that consistently mark the work of this very talented author.
‘Midnight barbecues are the pits. I mean, in the jungle or some place roasting they might be okay. In Ireland, they're the pits.'
Wasn't that typical of Gilhooly. Always bitching!