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Okay, I'm fibbing a little as I read this one a few days ago, but I've not had time to post anything about it here.  I'm having a bit of an Irish binge for a few days, but Adrian McKinty's a relatively new author for me - having only read one other of his books (although I've got them all).  This is one of those books that, to be perfectly frank, I had no idea what was going on, and didn't care a bit.  Mad, bad and beautifully evocative.

From the Blurb:

I didn't want to go to America.  I didn't want to work for Darkey White.  I had my reasons.  But I went.

Opening Lines:

No one was dead. For once they'd given a good, long warning and there'd been no fatalities.

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ISBN
1852427809
Year of Publication
Book Number (in series)
1
BLURB

'I didn't want to go to America.  I didn't want to work for Darkey White.  I had my reasons.  But I went'.

So admits Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping the Troubles in Belfast.  But young Michael is strong and fearless and clever - just the fellow to be trapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs going head to head against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx.

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Submitted by Karen on Sat, 04/07/2009 - 07:14 pm