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Hidden River av Adrian McKinty
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Hidden River (utgåvan 2005)

av Adrian McKinty

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Alexander Lawson is a former detective for Northern Ireland's police force. After a disastrous six-month stint in the drug squad, he became addicted to heroin and resigned in disgrace. Now twenty-four, sickly, and on the dole, Alex learns that his high-school love, Victoria Patawasti, has been murdered in America. Victoria's wealthy family sends Alex to Colorado to investigate the case, and he seizes the opportunity for a chance at redemption. But things don't go as planned. Plagued by a heroin habit, forced to go on the run after the only credible witness to Victoria's murder is accidentally killed, wanted by both the Colorado cops and the Ulster police, Alex struggles just to stay alive.… (mer)
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Titel:Hidden River
Författare:Adrian McKinty
Info:Pocket (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
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Audiobook: Ex-DCDS (Detective Constable Drug Squad), Alec Lawson, is unemployed, living with his Dad, and hooked on heroin when they learn of the death of Victoria Patawaski, his first girlfriend, who had ostensibly been killed during a mugging in the United States (we know from the beginning that’s not the case.) The story unfolds like the peeling of an onion with multiple layers and the reason for Lawson’s addiction comes to the fore along with revelations of the corruption higher in the police force.

Lawson is paid by the girl’s father to travel to Denver and find out what happened to his daughter. He had received an anonymous letter from someone in Denver suggesting that the mugging was not that at all, but rather a deliberate killing. Alex and his friend John are soon sought by the Denver police for an accidental killing and Alex has been warned that if he returns to Belfast he’ll be killed by those in the police wishing to hide their involvement in illegal activities. It’s no wonder he seeks refuge in smack. The killing is related to Victoria's involvement with an environmental organization run by a couple of brothers with political ambitions.

But therein lay one of the problems with the story. I had trouble believing that anyone who had become so dependent on heroin could function quite as brilliantly and covertly as Alex does. Hidden River is one of McKinty's early books, and while it reveals some of the really wonderful plotting and writing of the Sean Duffy series (which I really like - all of them), it had a tendency to be unfocused in spots and overly long (that's hard for me to admit since I generally like long books.) Perhaps it’s the locale, McKinty really shines when his stories are situated in Ireland.

Here’s a nice metaphor: “She had a smile like a sun-drenched cornfield over a missile silo.”

Gerard Doyle does his usual outstanding narration. ( )
  ecw0647 | Mar 12, 2016 |
Extremely well plotted, McKinty takes us along a path strewn with clues towards an ending with a twist you might suspect but not be certain is coming. Great detective writing. The style suggests he's read the odd Raymond Chandler, but McKinty makes the 3 word sentences work well to slow the pace and create tension. There is enough diversionary padding to divert you from the plot but keep you entertained and waiting for the next bit of action. Really a good read. ( )
  PhilipJHunt | Oct 25, 2013 |
love this book ,always interesting , ( )
  Suzannie1 | Aug 11, 2013 |
Irish Alex Lawson, heroin addict and former detective, goes to Denver to slueth the truth about the murder of a former girl friend. I am listening to the audio from Audible Books and the narrator speaks with a strong Irish brog which is disconcerting at first. I good tale and I am learning Irish slang-peeler is a cop. ( )
  bblum | Mar 28, 2008 |
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Alexander Lawson is a former detective for Northern Ireland's police force. After a disastrous six-month stint in the drug squad, he became addicted to heroin and resigned in disgrace. Now twenty-four, sickly, and on the dole, Alex learns that his high-school love, Victoria Patawasti, has been murdered in America. Victoria's wealthy family sends Alex to Colorado to investigate the case, and he seizes the opportunity for a chance at redemption. But things don't go as planned. Plagued by a heroin habit, forced to go on the run after the only credible witness to Victoria's murder is accidentally killed, wanted by both the Colorado cops and the Ulster police, Alex struggles just to stay alive.

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