The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 05 November 2008]

Review: The Bloomsday Dead

Brings the Dead Trilogy to a close.

The last installment of Adrian McKinty’s Dead Trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead brings the series to a satisfying close.

If you enjoyed the first two pieces of the trilogy, Dead I Well May Be and The Dead Yard, you are in for a treat with The Bloomsday Dead. Like the preceding novels it’s fast-paced, gritty, and with an odd sort of Irish lyricism to counter the frequent and graphic violence.

The protagonist, Michael Forsythe, is still a sociopathic thug, but McKinty nevertheless manages to make you care about him.

The entire Dead Trilogy is a given if you like your crime fiction with heaping helpings of noir.

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