'Dazzling' The Guardian on Borderlands
'A clever web of intrigue that deepens and darkens as it twists' Peter James on Gallows Lane
'Some of the very best crime fiction being written today' Lee Child on Bad Blood
When a controversial US diplomat is attacked during the opening of a Donegal gold mine, Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is disciplined for the lapse in security. The gunman turns out to be a young environmentalist - related to an old friend of Devlin's. Within days, the killing of an illegal immigrant near the Irish border leads Devlin to a vicious people-smuggling ring. Then Bradley himself is found dead near the mine and Devlin begins to suspect that the business is a front for something far more sinister than mere mining. Bleed a River Deep is the new novel from one of the most acclaimed young crime-writers around, a labyrinthine tale of big business, the new Europe, and the dispossessed.
World politics, industry and organised crime collide in McGilloway's most accomplished, most gripping, and most powerful novel yet.
Praise for Bleed a River Deep:
'Set to become one of the great series in modern crime fiction' John Connolly
In McGilloway's stellar third Inspector Devlin mystery (after 2009's Gallows Lane), the Garda inspector fails to prevent political activist Leon Bradley, whom Devlin knew as a kid, from taking a shot with a fake gun at Cathal Hagan, a former U.S. senator with Irish ties, who's the keynote speaker at the opening of the Orcas gold mine near Devlin's hometown of Lifford in the Borderlands. Despite getting suspended for two weeks, Devlin continues to sniff around both the mine and a bank heist he was investigating before Hagan's arrival in which an illegal Chechen immigrant was killed. With the reluctant help of Insp. Jim Hendry, his counterpart in the North, Devlin digs deeper into Bradley's life and the treacherous journey of illegal immigrants who hope to get a piece of the "Celtic Tiger." A rising star in the world of Irish crime fiction, McGilloway has created a doggedly persistent hero in Devlin.