The Priest

The Priest

A Novel

Book - 2012 | First Scribner trade paperback edition.
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Now in paperback, a gripping tale steeped in Ireland's Catholic history--from the most riveting writer to come out of Ireland since John Connolly.

Struggling to find his feet back in Ireland after a lengthy posting with Europol in Spain, drug specialist Mike Mulcahy is plunged into unfamiliar territory when the daughter of a foreign politician suffers a horrific sex attack. Dragged into the case against his will, Mulcahy becomes convinced there is a more to it than a random, frenzied sexual assault, especially when he discovers that the weapon used by the attacker to "brand" his victim was a crucifix. But his know-it-all colleagues and politically motivated bosses, eager for a quick, uncontroversial result, ignore his belief that the attack had religious as well as sexual motivations. Sidelined and overruled, Mulcahy sets out on his own parallel investigation. But frustrations abound at every turn--until reporter Siobhan Fallon turns up asking awkward questions. As more young women are attacked, and assault turns to murder, Mulcahy and Fallon are drawn deeper into an uneasy alliance, as each step they take hurtles them ever closer to the monstrous killer known only as The Priest, and a final showdown that's as explosive as it is unforgettable. 
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, 2012.
Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781451610611
1451610610
Branch Call Number: FIC O'Dono
Characteristics: 323 pages

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Apr 03, 2014

This book should come with a warning sticker: "Do not open if you want to get anything done". It's the first in a series featuring Dublin Inspector Mike Mulcahy & is compulsive reading.
It has everything you want in a great police procedural. Smart, likeable protagonist, department politics, atmospheric setting & a really scary bad guy.
It's difficult to believe this is a first novel. The prose is clean & smooth, dialogue is taut & the pacing is bang on. About halfway through the identity of the "Priest" becomes evident but even that doesn't diminish the suspense or tension.
If you're a fan of Val McDermid, Stuart Neville or Adrian McKinty, give this a try.

Ms_Fitz Mar 13, 2011

This is a good first attempt.

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