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Public outrage at the brutal killing of a young man in the heart of 'pink Dublin' provokes a high profile murder investigation. As the circumstances of the killing unravel, the police suspect they are hunting a homophobic serial killer. When the investigation stalls, Detective Sergeant Pat O'Hara, a police officer with a dubious past, pursues a hunch and adopts unorthodox techniques in tracking down the killer. Mohamed Barouche, a doctor working in a Dublin hospital, emerges as his prime suspect, and he allegedly breaks down under interrogation and confesses. But have the police framed Dr Barouche? Has the lawyer hired to defend him got a hidden agenda? Not until the shocking conclusion of this outstanding crime thriller will all these mysteries be resolved.
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Patrick Marrinan is amongst Ireland's top Senior Counsel and he defended many notable terrorist trials during the height of the Troubles. Since moving to Dublin, he has established himself as one of the country's leading criminal lawyers, working on a variety of high profile murder trials. Scapegoat is his first novel.
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Book Description Robert Hale, London, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition second printing of this author's first novel. In fine / fine unread condition. Seller Inventory # 18521