Here’s the blurb for my new book, St Patrick’s Day Special, scheduled for launch September 1.
Okay this is Ireland, but shouldn’t the cops be trying to put the criminals behind bars and not the other way around?
2004 Ireland is Tiger country.
Aloysius Lafferty is one of Dublin’s biggest crime lords, specialising in armoured car heists, raids on post offices and “tiger” kidnappings.
DI Ben Jordan of Dublin’s Organised Crime Unit has spent three years on Lafferty’s case when a lucky break uncovers the handgun used to kill one of Lafferty’s rivals. The trail leads Jordan to the low-life who pulled the trigger. To save his own skin, the shooter agrees to give evidence against Lafferty, and Jordan and his team hide him away in a country hotel.
But before the trial can start the witness and his minder are shot, the case against Lafferty collapses completely.
Lafferty goes on the offensive, and Jordan finds himself in the long grass, but who’s the hunter and who’s the tiger?