"A complex political thriller, that is at once historical and deeply emotional."—Eoin Colfer
"A timely, irreverent view of a young, febrile Irish free state from the perspective of its newest police force, An Garda Siochana. In this world, loyalties shift from minute to minute and guns are easily got— and freely used— throughout the country. Memories are as long as they are bitter, everyone knows something about everyone else and everyone suspects someone else—but are they right?"—Lia Mills
In this complex political thriller set in Galway in 1925, Detective Officer Michael Mackey of the newly-created Special Branch has been sent to the Garda Barracks in Ballinasloe on a mission to root out subversives. Soon he has a murder to solve, stolen arms to recover, and a lost love to rescue.This novel offers a timely, irreverent view of a young, febrile Irish Free State from the perspective of its newest police force, An Garda Síochána.
Nessa O’Mahony is a Dublin-born poet and novelist. She has published four books of poetry Bar Talk, Trapping a Ghost, In Sight of Home, and Her Father’s Daughter. O’Mahony won the National Women’s Poetry Competition in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards