Having had to completely revise my "over serial killers" stance post O'Donovan's first book The Priest, more than very pleased to see the second arrive.
From the Blurb:
Journalist Siobhan Fallon needs the help of DI Mike Mulcahy with a story she’s covering about the disappearance of a young woman from Cork. When he agrees, they find themselves dragged into the ruthless world of international drug smuggling - and finding a link between the murder of a retired drug dealer in Spain, the suicide of an estate agent in Bristol and a yacht abandoned off the south coast of Ireland.
One year on, DI Mike Mulcahy is exactly where he wants to be, co-ordinating international intelligence for the Garda National Drugs Unit. With Ireland in economic turmoil, he reckons solving the mystery of how a €100 million shipment of cocaine came to be abandoned off the south coast might save his team from the harsh government cutbacks
Reporter Siobhan Fallon is recovering from her ordeal in The Priest. Struggling to re-establish herself on the Sunday Herald news desk, she’s an emotional basket case but her nose for a story is sharp as ever. When a suicide turns out to have a bizarre missing-persons’ angle, she’s convinced there is something darker to it. But with a vital piece of evidence beyond her grasp, she must turn to Mulcahy for help.
Neither of them anticipates what deadly ground they’re setting out on, or that their journey will lead them on a trail of terror to the wilds of West Cork and a blood-drenched showdown with a remorseless killer...