Publisher’s Weekly has given Adrian McKinty’s new novel HIDDEN RIVER a starred, rave review, describing it as:
outstanding and complex crime novel that should appeal to fans of hard-boiled
Celtic scribes such as Ken Bruen and Ian Rankin.
No wonder, since the hero, Alexander Lawson, shares so many similiarities to Bruen’s Jack Taylor and Rankin’s John Rebus. Two guesses what Lawson’s story is. He’s "a
down-and-out ex-cop with a heroin habit," booted from the Belfast homicide squad for stealing heroin from an evidence locker. I bet the police Captain is still out-to-get-him, and that his personal relationships are a mess… and yet women still are inexplicably drawn to him. Of course, there’s more to this novel than just that…
This is not only an expertly crafted suspense novel but also a revealing
study of addiction.
Of course it is. I haven’t read the book, but I feel like I have already. Many, many times…