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The Cold Cold Ground: Detective Sean Duffy Series, Book 1

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Northern Ireland, spring 1981. Hunger strikes, riots, power cuts, a homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera, and a young woman¿s suicide that may yet turn out to be murder: on the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things--and people--aren¿t always what they seem. Detective Sergeant Duffy is the man tasked with trying to get to the bottom of it all. It¿s no easy job--especially when it turns out that one of the victims was involved in the IRA but was last seen discussing business with someone from the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force. Add to this the fact that, as a Catholic policeman, it doesn¿t matter which side he¿s on because nobody trusts him, and Sergeant Duffy really is in a no-win situation. Fast-paced, evocative, and brutal, The Cold Cold Ground is a brilliant depiction of Belfast at the height of the Troubles--and of a cop treading a thin, thin line.
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Spring 1981. Northern Ireland. Belfast on the verge of outright civil war. The Thatcher government has flooded the area with soldiers, but nightly there are riots, bombings, and sectarian attacks. In the midst of the chaos, Sean Duffy, a young, witty, Catholic detective in the almost entirely Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, is trying to track down a serial killer who is targeting gay men. As a Catholic policeman, Duffy is suspected by both sides and there are layers of complications. For one thing, homosexuality is illegal in Northern Ireland in 1981. Then he discovers that one of the victims was involved in the IRA, but was last seen discussing business with someone from the Protestant UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force). Fast-paced, evocative, and brutal, this book is a brilliant depiction of Belfast at the height of the Troubles and a cop caught in the cross fire.

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series Sean Duffy novels
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Duffy, Sean (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Northern Ireland -- History -- 1969-1994 -- Fiction, Serial murders -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Irish
title_display The Cold Cold Ground
title_full The Cold Cold Ground Detective Sean Duffy Series, Book 1, The Cold, Cold Ground Detective Sean Duffy Series, Book 1, The cold, cold ground [sound recording] / Adrian McKinty
title_short The Cold Cold Ground
title_sub Detective Sean Duffy Series, Book 1
topic_facet Audiobooks, Duffy, Sean (Fictitious character), Fiction, History, Investigation, Murder, Mystery, Serial murders, Suspense fiction, Irish