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Dead I Well May Be - Adrian McKinty
Dead I Well May Be
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This Irish bad-boy thriller -- set in the hardest streets of New York City -- brims with violence, greed, and sexual betrayal."I didn't want to go to America, I didn't want to work for Darkey White. I had my reasons. But I went."So admits Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping the... show more
This Irish bad-boy thriller -- set in the hardest streets of New York City -- brims with violence, greed, and sexual betrayal."I didn't want to go to America, I didn't want to work for Darkey White. I had my reasons. But I went."So admits Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping the Troubles in Belfast. But young Michael is strong and fearless and clever -- just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month. Michael and his lads tumble through the streets, shaking down victims, drinking hard, and fighting for turf, block by bloody block.Dodgy and observant, not to mention handy with a pistol, Michael is soon anointed by Darkey as his rising star. Meanwhile Michael has very inadvisably seduced Darkey's girl, Bridget -- saucy, fickle, and irresistible. Michael worries that he's being followed, that his affair with Bridget will be revealed. He's right to be anxious; when Darkey discovers the affair, he plans a very hard fall for young Michael, a gambit devilish in its guile, murderous in its intent.But Darkey fails to account for Michael's toughness and ingenuity or the possibility that he might wreak terrible vengeance upon those who would betray him.A natural storyteller with a gift for dialogue, McKinty introduces to readers a stunning new noir voice, dark and stylish, mythic and violent -- complete with an Irish lilt.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780743470568 (0743470567)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Dead Trilogy (#1)
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Redacted rated it
Good book, I'll review when I get some time.
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 Dead I Well May Be
Not a real easy read for me for some reason, but a great read nonetheless. It took a bit to hook me and once it did I had a hard time putting it down.
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
4.0 Dead I Well May Be (Michael Forsythe Series #1)
Dark gritty crime novel that takes the reader from Belfast to New York City and then to Mexico. A very good read though a bit too long. Loved the narration on the audio by Gerard Doyle. His Irish accent really made the listen enjoyable.
christianspohr7
christianspohr7 rated it
1992 herrscht in Nordirland eine hohe Arbeitslosigkeit. Michael Forsythe hat keine Chance, einen Job zu bekommen und nimmt daher das Angebot an, illegal nach New York auszuwandern, um dort für Darkey White zu arbeiten. In dessen Streetgang erkämpft er sich mit skrupellosen Methoden schnell Vertrauen...
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