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Gene Kerrigan

Dark Times in the City

Cover: Dark Times in the City - Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Dark Times in the City

2013, pp. 320, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609451448
Region: Ireland
Book collection: World Noir
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$ 17.00

The book

Danny Callaghan is fresh from prison, enjoying a drink in a quiet Dublin pub when two young thugs walk in. The guns come out and Danny intervenes, simultaneously saving the intended victim and insulting the kingpin of one of Dublin’s deadliest underworld outfits. Once the police decide to investigate, Danny has another grim decision to make: lying or acting as an honest witness. Either way he’s caught between corrupt officers of the law and a ruthless new gang culture. Dark Times in the City plays out its absorbing human drama in a society stumbling from giddy prosperity to a frightening economic collapse. Against the background of this brilliantly observed Ireland, Kerrigan tells his tough, graceful story of the cost of one man’s decency.

The author

Gene Kerrigan
Gene Kerrigan is the author of The Midnight Choir and the CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning novel, The Rage. He lives in Dublin.

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