"An absorbing, beautifully written tale."-The Times (London)
A sophisticated crime story of contemporary Ireland, The Midnight Choir teems with moral dilemmas as Dublin emerges as a city of ambiguity: a newly scrubbed face hiding a criminal culture of terrible variety. Small-time criminals have become millionaire businessmen, the poor are still struggling to survive, and the police face a world where the old rules no longer apply. "Believe me, you want The Midnight Choir with you on holiday," says The Sunday Business Post. "This is the kind of book you pass on to someone you like, and say read this.'"
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Gene Kerrigan is a Dublin writer. He is the author of Another Country, This Great Little Nation (with Pat Brennan), Never Make a Promise You Can't Break: How to Succeed in Irish Politics, and the novel Little Criminals.From Booklist:
The title of this crime novel might remind you of Joseph Wambaugh's I^ The Choirboys, but don't expect anything like that rambunctious, hard-hitting satire of cop life. Kerrigan's moody, unsettling tale explores the criminal underside of Dublin and, by extension, the dark, hidden face of twenty-first-century Ireland. The plot follows several stories: a woman tries to mug a pair of tourists with a syringe as her weapon; a man plans a jewelry heist; a gangster's life is torn apart by his brother's murder; a detective builds a case against an accused rapist. Kerrigan, a veteran journalist who lives in Dublin, presents his city as almost schizophrenic: on the one hand it's newly revitalized, refreshed, striding boldly into the future; on the other, just under the surface, it's seedy, falling apart, a throwback to a violent past. There is no attempt to reconcile these two very different Dublins; rather, Kerrigan makes the point that, despite cosmetic changes, the city has stayed pretty much the same. Gripping crime fiction in which the setting is unequivocally the protagonist. David Pitt
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Book Description Random House Uk Ltd, 2007. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099483762
Book Description Random House Uk Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099483769