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The Bloomsday dead [sound recording] : [a novel]
Adrian McKinty
Adult Fiction MCKINTY

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McKinty finishes up his knockout trilogy featuring Irish mercenary Michael Forsythe with his most visceral, satisfying effort yet (after 2006's The Dead Yard). Perennial fugitive Forsythe has drifted to Lima, Peru, where he's grabbed by a couple of strong-arm men who force him at gunpoint to take a phone call. Bridget Callaghan, a former lover and the one-time fiancee of Irish-American mobster Darkey White (whom Forsythe killed), has finally tracked Forsythe down and offers a modest proposal: come to Belfast and find her 11-year-old daughter, Siobhan, who's gone missing, or take a bullet. Our man arrives in Dublin on June 16, when the city is overrun with Joyceans celebrating Bloomsday. Dodging various assassins, Forsythe makes his way up to Belfast. Back on his home turf, he sets out after the girl, apparently kidnapped by a fringe group of IRA paramilitaries. McKinty writes masterful action scenes, and he whips up a frenzy as the bullets begin to fly. Devotees of Irish literature will also appreciate the many allusions to Joyce's Ulysses. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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main characters Michael Forsythe
Male
Irish
Has been laying low running hotel security at a resort in Peru; his ex-girlfriend, Bridget, forces him to return to Ireland to help her find her daughter.
Mercenary

Bridget Callaghan
Female
Mother
Michael's ex-girlfriend; been trying to kill Michael for a decade; her fiance was an Irish-American mobster killed by Michael; has an 11-year-old daughter who has been kidnapped.
Mafia boss



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