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Introducing Detective Ray Logue. A renegade, hard living & damaged cop. Full of Irish charm & the best detective in Port Ard.
Detective Ray Logue has become something of a maverick in Jim Mulcahy’s police department, having never quite got over the death of his wife 12 years earlier.
Now a hard-drinking loner and occasional loose cannon, Logue is a thorn in Mulcahy’s side, who occasionally crosses the fine line of taking the law into his own hands to see justice served.
As the body count starts to rise, Logue suspects he may have stumbled into a dangerous web of lies and cover-ups, stretching from his own department all the way to the very top of the political spectrum.
From the law-enforcers to the law-makers, from respectable businessmen to Russian mobsters – a sinister hand is exercising an iron grip across the whole social order and it will destroy anyone who dares get in its way.
This is an engaging police procedural crime thriller with maverick detective Ray Logue as the hard drinking widower who doesn’t always follow his orders or the rules but really must have kissed the Blarney Stone as he’s able to charm his way out of bother most of the time.
The discovery of the murdered popular young estate agent is the trigger for the investigation, but she isn’t the only victim in this fraught investigation. With instructions to avoid alerting some potential perpetrators, this is a story that has Logue fighting establishment restrictions and concerns over just who can be trusted. It is a story with robust, believable characters with great interactions. Logue’s partner is McGarry and the repartee between them is great, their banter at times is hilarious and McGarry acts as a fantastic sounding board, often helping Logue keep on the straight and narrow – or enabling him to get away with straying. Whilst this is a comparatively quick read with only 165 pages, it is also a well paced, action packed story and I really enjoyed reading it. I’ll definitely be looking out for more books in this series in future.
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Kevin McManus is an Irish author. He primarily writes Crime Fiction novels but also delves into writing poetry and short stories. He lives in County Leitrim in Western Ireland with his wife Mary and their dog Jack. He works by day as a secondary school teacher. Kevin has produced a series of novels featuring an Irish Detective called Ray Logue and a series based around a New York Detective called John Morrigan. His debut novel published in 2016 was “The Whole of the Moon”. In a previous incarnation, Kevin was a bass guitarist in several rock bands for over twenty year. Kevin is a supporter of Aston Villa FC which has caused him to age prematurely.
Thank you to Zooloos Book Tours for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read this book.