VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

"This nightmarish story is incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time."
STEPHEN KING
"McKinty is one of the most striking and most memorable crime voices to emerge on the scene in years. His plots tempt you to read at top speed, but don't give in: this writing - sharply observant, intelligent and shot through with black humor - should be savored."
TANA FRENCH
"A masterpiece. You have never read anything quite like THE CHAIN and you will never be able to forget it."
DON WINSLOW
* * * * *

YOUR PHONE RINGS.

A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.

TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD.

YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM'S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD.

IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN:
YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.
YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN* * * * *

"Diabolical, unnerving, and gives a whole new meaning to the word "relentless". Adrian McKinty just leapt to the top of my list of must-read suspense novelists. He's the real deal."
DENNIS LEHANE
"Pairing an irresistible concept with a winner protagonist, THE CHAIN promises to be your new addiction once you succumb to the first enticing page."
ALAFAIR BURKE
"A grade-A-first-rate-edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can't believe what went through my mind while reading it."
ATTICA LOCKE

"Diabolically gripping. Nail-biting, smart, and convincing. Hang on tight, because once you start this book, you can't stop - you'll be caught in THE CHAIN."
MEG GARDINER

"THE CHAIN is the rare thriller that's not only fiendishly clever but also powerfully empathetic, with both hair-raising twists and complex, fully-realized characters." LOU BERNEY

"YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST."
This Irish bad-boy thriller -- set in the hardest streets of New York City -- brims with violence, greed, and sexual betrayal.
"I didn't want to go to America, I didn't want to work for Darkey White. I had my reasons. But I went."
So admits Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping the Troubles in Belfast. But young Michael is strong and fearless and clever -- just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month. Michael and his lads tumble through the streets, shaking down victims, drinking hard, and fighting for turf, block by bloody block.
Dodgy and observant, not to mention handy with a pistol, Michael is soon anointed by Darkey as his rising star. Meanwhile Michael has very inadvisably seduced Darkey's girl, Bridget -- saucy, fickle, and irresistible. Michael worries that he's being followed, that his affair with Bridget will be revealed. He's right to be anxious; when Darkey discovers the affair, he plans a very hard fall for young Michael, a gambit devilish in its guile, murderous in its intent.
But Darkey fails to account for Michael's toughness and ingenuity or the possibility that he might wreak terrible vengeance upon those who would betray him.
A natural storyteller with a gift for dialogue, McKinty introduces to readers a stunning new noir voice, dark and stylish, mythic and violent -- complete with an Irish lilt.
Atmospheric, all-new crime fiction set in this Northern Ireland city—from Lee Child, Arlene Hunt, Steve Cavanagh, Gerard Brennan, and more.
 
During the decades of the Troubles, Belfast was plagued with riots, bombings, and other violence, and armored vehicles patrolled the streets—a daily darkness that is reflected in the personality of the city. New York Times–bestselling author Lee Child calls it “the most noir place on earth.”
 
This collection of short stories in the “acclaimed noir series” provides not only a compelling read for fans of mystery and suspense and an opportunity to discover some new must-read authors, but a portrait of the moody, murderous history of Belfast (Publishers Weekly).
 
Featuring brand-new stories by Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan
 
“The works are short, allowing readers to savor each snippet or devour the entire compelling book in a day, depending on just how deliciously gloomy they’re feeling.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)
 
“All the stories are compelling and well executed . . . Great writing for fans of noir and short stories, with some tales close to perfection.” —Library Journal (starred review)
 
“The choices made by editors McKinty and Neville celebrate lowlifes, convicts, hookers, private eyes, cops and reporters, and, above all, the gray city at the heart of each story.” —Kirkus Reviews
In the heart-stopping finale of the Dead trilogy, tough guy Michael Forsythe -- bad-boy antihero of the critically acclaimed Dead I Well May Be and The Dead Yard -- returns to his native Ireland, where a dangerous and beautiful old flame forces Michael to look for her daughter, who has mysteriously disappeared in Belfast.

Laying low in South America, Michael has been running security for the Miraflores Hilton in Lima, Peru, juggling temperamental tourists, irksome dignitaries, and the occasional lady of the night. But Michael's colorful life in Lima comes to a violent halt with the arrival of two Colombian hit men who trap him in one of the hotel's rooms and force him at gunpoint to take a call from Bridget Callaghan in Ireland.

Michael and Bridget have a lot of history. For one, they used to be lovers. For another, Michael killed Bridget's husband. Bridget offers Michael a terrible choice: come find my daughter, or my men will kill you -- now.

Michael arrives in Dublin on Bloomsday, June 16th, the date that James Joyce's Ulysses takes place -- but whether this coincidence augurs well for him or foretells his end can't yet be known. In the span of this single day, he penetrates the heart of an IRA network, is kidnapped, escapes, then worms his way into the criminal underground in search of the missing girl. Never certain who to trust, Michael keeps his revolver close at hand -- and doesn't hesitate to use it -- outsmarting at every turn any number of determined would-be assassins.

Before the day is out, on a windswept ocean cliff, Michael finds himself face-to-face with the kidnappers as well as the lovely and murderous Bridget. It is there that he must finally confront a series of shocking truths -- not just about others but, above all, about himself as well.

Riveting, violent, witty, and lyrical, The Bloomsday Dead is vintage McKinty. Packed with crackling dialogue and one-of-a-kind characters, here is an unforgettable new crime novel from a master of literary suspense and the author of The Dead Yard, which Publishers Weekly named one of the fifteen best novels of 2006.
In this breathtaking sequel to Dead I Well May Be, which The Philadelphia Inquirer called "the most captivating crime novel" of the year, mercenary bad boy Michael Forsythe is forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell on behalf of the FBI, and thus confront murder, mayhem, and the prospect of his own execution.

With the same poetic lilt and heart-stopping suspense that made Dead I Well May Be a critical favorite, the saga continues with The Dead Yard -- a thriller in which Michael Forsythe must insinuate himself into the good graces of a band of calculating political terrorists.

As the novel opens, he's on vacation in Spain, but when a soccer riot between Irish and English fans escalates out of control, Michael is suddenly arrested and thrown into a Spanish prison. Enter Samantha, a British intelligence agent as cunning as she is voluptuous. She makes Michael an offer he cannot refuse: instead of being extradited to Mexico to serve time for a prison break, he can help her by infiltrating an IRA sleeper cell in the United States, and she'll see to it that the Spaniards and Mexicans forget all about him. Filled with apprehension about the dangers of the assignment, Michael reluctantly agrees. Within hours he is flown to New York City and thrust into the nightmare world of men known for their distinctive brands of torture and revenge. Michael crosses and double-crosses key players, escapes his own lies by a hairsbreadth, loses his only ally, and falls for the daughter of his enemy -- a most inadvisable development.

Boasting spot-on dialogue, crackling wit, and one of the most memorable heroes in all of crime fiction, Adrian McKinty's dazzling new novel confirms his reputation as a brilliant storyteller and writer on the rise.
Första boken i den hyllade serien om Sean Duffy
»En knivskarp thriller berättad med stil, mod och en humor svart som natten. En lysande roman med en egen, unik röst.« | STUART NEVILLE, författare till The Twelve

»Om Raymond Chandler växt upp i Nordirland är Kall, kall jord vad han hade skrivit.« | PETER MILLAR, THE TIMES

Två personer har hittats döda. Den ena har lämnats, mördad, i en bil vid vägkanten. Det var meningen att man skulle upptäcka honom snabbt. Mördaren vill sända ett budskap. Den andra personen är en ung kvinna som hittats hängd i ett träd långt inne i skogen. Utan tvivel ett självmord. Kvinnan hade alldeles nyligen fött barn, men det finns inga spår av barnet på platsen.
På ytan tycks ingenting förena de två fallen. Men kriminalinspektör Sean Duffy vet att det finns kopplingar, och att de bara väntar på att tas fram i ljuset.
Sean har löst sex mord i sin karriär, men har hittills aldrig lyckats ställa någon av gärningsmännen inför rätta. Den här gången är han fast besluten om att någon ska få betala...

ADRIAN MCKINTY är en irländsk kriminalförfattare som blivit känd världen över för sina romaner om kriminalinspektör Sean Duffy. Han har bland annat nominerats till en CWA Steel Dagger och vunnit The Spinetangler Award för Bästa roman. Numera bor han i Melbourne i Australien. Kall, kall jord - som lånat sin titel från Tom Waits-låten »Cold Cold Ground« - är första boken i serien om Sean Duffy.

»David Peace och James Ellroy är namn som nämns alltför ofta i samband med unga kriminalförfattare, men McKinty delar deras metod att använda det förflutna som en mall för samtiden. Kall, kall jord är intrikat, har högt tempo och är crime ända in i märgen.« | THE GUARDIAN
Épp most tetted ki a gyerekedet a buszmegállóban.

Egy pánikba esett vadidegen hív a mobilodon.


A gyerekedet elrabolták.


Az idegen közli, hogy az ő gyerekét is elrabolta valaki. A gyerekedet csak úgy kaphatod vissza, ha 24 órán belül elrabolod valaki másét.


A gyerekedet csak akkor engedik szabadon, amikor a következő áldozat szülei elrabolnak egy újabb gyereket.


Ami ennél is fontosabb, teszi hozzá az idegen, ha nem rabolsz el egy gyereket vagy a láncban soron következő szülők nem teszik meg ugyanezt, a gyereked meghal.


Mostantól te is A LÁNC része vagy...



Adrian McKinty Edgar-díjas krimiszerző


További díjai: Ned Kelly Award (két alkalommal), Barry Award, Audie Award, Anthony Award, Ned Kelly Award. Ezeken a rövidlistákon szerepelt: CWA Ian Fleming Acéltőr, Theakston - Az Év Krimije, Francia Krimi és Detektívregény Nagydíj. Az író New York-ban él.



„A cápa - szülőknek.” - DON WINSLOW



„McKinty annyira jó, hogy kezdem utálni érte.” - LEE CHILD



„Ha ott rekednék egy lakatlan szigeten, és csak két könyv lehetne nálam, akkor fix, hogy az egyik McKinty regénye lenne.” - IAN RANKIN



„Utcahosszal vezet: az egyik legjobb mai krimiszerző.” - VAL McDERMID



„Biztosan nem olvastál még ehhez hasonlót. Képtelen leszel kiverni a fejedből.” - DON WINSLOW



A Lánc főszereplője Rachel, aki megtudja, hogy a tizenegy éves kislányát elrabolták. Csak úgy kaphatja vissza a gyerekét, ha ő is elrabolja valaki másét.



Rachel most már bekerült a Láncba, ebbe a borzasztó, mindazonáltal aprólékosan kidolgozott tervbe, amelynek lényege, hogy a szülők áldozatokból maguk is bűnözőkké válnak.



A Lánc értelmi szerzője tisztában van vele, hogy a szülők bármit hajlandók megtenni a gyerekükért. Azzal viszont ő sincs tisztában, hogy Rachel személyében emberükre akadtak.



A Lánc harmincöt országban kelt el és Stephen King, valamint Dennis Lehane is méltatta.

VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

"This nightmarish story is incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time."
STEPHEN KING
"McKinty is one of the most striking and most memorable crime voices to emerge on the scene in years. His plots tempt you to read at top speed, but don't give in: this writing - sharply observant, intelligent and shot through with black humor - should be savored."
TANA FRENCH
"A masterpiece. You have never read anything quite like THE CHAIN and you will never be able to forget it."
DON WINSLOW
* * * * *

YOUR PHONE RINGS.

A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.

TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILD.

YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM'S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD.

IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN:
YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.
YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN* * * * *

"Diabolical, unnerving, and gives a whole new meaning to the word "relentless". Adrian McKinty just leapt to the top of my list of must-read suspense novelists. He's the real deal."
DENNIS LEHANE
"Pairing an irresistible concept with a winner protagonist, THE CHAIN promises to be your new addiction once you succumb to the first enticing page."
ALAFAIR BURKE
"A grade-A-first-rate-edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can't believe what went through my mind while reading it."
ATTICA LOCKE

"Diabolically gripping. Nail-biting, smart, and convincing. Hang on tight, because once you start this book, you can't stop - you'll be caught in THE CHAIN."
MEG GARDINER

"THE CHAIN is the rare thriller that's not only fiendishly clever but also powerfully empathetic, with both hair-raising twists and complex, fully-realized characters."LOU BERNEY

"YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST."
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