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Even the best private eye needs more than a name to find a missing person, but that's all that Father Vincent Tyrrell, the brother of prominent racehorse trainer FX Tyrrell, will offer Loy when he comes to him for help.
A dwindling bank account convinces Loy to delve into the deadly underworld of horse racing, but fortune soon smiles on him: while working another case, he discovers a phone number linked to FX on a badly beaten body left at an illegal dump. Loy's been around long enough to know that there's more to the Tyrrell family than meets the eye - and then a third body appears.
At Christmastime, on the eve of one of Ireland's most anticipated racing events, the intrepid investigator bets his life on a longshot: finding answers in a shady network of trading and dealing, gambling and breeding.
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PRAISE FOR THE DYING BREED (**)
A very fine writer (Sunday Telegraph)
Hughes is not afraid to take his references and run with them, he is not afraid to have a good time. Above all, he is not afraid of writing well (Anne Enright, Guardian)
'A deeply atmospheric writer . . . [Hughes'] keen ear for the demotic, his sharp eye for the damning detail, makes The Dying Breed a vivid, gripping, and . . . chilling read.' (Claire Kilroy, Irish Times)
Hughes is an impressive talent (Irish Independent)
This intelligent, often brutal thriller will have readers' hearts racing from start to finish. (Publishers Weekly starred review)
As crisply written as his previous books, Hughes is definitely onto another winner (Dublin Evening Herald)
'Well-written and sharp' (Irish Sunday Independent)
'...Rising Irish crime star Declan Hughes turns his acerbic eye on the Irish horseracing scene' (Observer)
'The book is rich in character and strong in narration and will keep the reader glued right through to the last line' (Expressit)
A missing persons case draws Ed Loy into the shady - and deadly - underworld of horse racing.
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