The Dead Yard : A Novel

Adrian McKinty

Gerard Doyle (Narrator)

01-01-06

11hrs 11min

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01-01-06

11hrs 11min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Gerard Doyle gives another stunning performance…Doyle gives Forsythe a dark sense of the ironic, an understandable, if unconventional, morality, and a roguish Irish charm…McKinty’s complex plotting and Doyle’s extraordinary portrayal will leave listeners craving more. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of the Audie Award for Best Suspense Thriller
Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
A Publishers Weekly Best Book

In this riveting sequel to the acclaimed Dead I Well May Be, mercenary bad boy Michael Forsythe is back, and he’s forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell, confronting murder, mayhem, and possibly his own execution.

While on holiday in Spain, Michael Forsythe is arrested in the chaos of a soccer riot and hauled off to jail. Back on the wrong side of the law, the Belfast native has no hope of release—until a seductive female British Intelligence Agent makes him an offer he can’t refuse: Avoid jail time in a Mexican hellhole by taking on a special FBI assignment and infiltrating a dangerous Irish terrorist cell back in the States. Within hours Michael is thrust into the nightmarish world of madmen known for their distinctive brands of torture and revenge, all while trying to hide his true identity. Coming face-to-face with murder, deceit, and lustful desire in all the wrong places, Michael knows that in order to survive he must kill—or be killed.

Praise

“Gerard Doyle gives another stunning performance…Doyle gives Forsythe a dark sense of the ironic, an understandable, if unconventional, morality, and a roguish Irish charm…McKinty’s complex plotting and Doyle’s extraordinary portrayal will leave listeners craving more. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“Captivating.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“McKinty has an ear for language and a taste for violence…A swiftly paced thriller.” Miami Herald

“McKinty’s literate, expertly crafted third crime novel…confirms his place as one of his generation’s leading talents…[He] possesses a talent for pace and plot structure that belies his years. Dennis Lehane fans will definitely be pleased.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“McKinty hooks readers early with vivid action sequences and brutal bits of foreshadowing…and then delivers a shocking climax of survival and revenge that whets the appetite for what appears to be a promised third chapter in the Forsythe saga.” Booklist

“The Dead Yard is compelling crime fiction at its finest! Adrian McKinty is an exciting new talent, and Michael Forsythe is a hero that other writers can only aspire to write.” Ed McBain, New York Times bestselling author

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Number in Series 2
Series Display String The Dead Trilogy
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Hard-Boiled, New Additions, New Additions
Author Bio
Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles. His father was a welder in Harland and Wolff—the shipyard where they built the Titanic; his mother was a school lunch lady and secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. 

Emigrating first to America and then Australia he found work as a door-to-door salesman, a driver, a bookstore clerk, a barman, a high school English teacher, and a semipro rugby player. 

His debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. He is the author of more than a dozen crime novels that have been translated into over forty languages. He has won the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award.  

His 2020 novel The Chain was a New York Times bestseller and appeared on twenty-five best-of-the-year lists. His 2022 novel The Island was an instant New York Times bestseller and made five best-of-the-year lists including those of the London Times and the New York Times

Adrian is a member of the Linnean Society and the National Audubon Society. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.  

Narrator Bio
Gerard Doyle

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.

Overview

Winner of the Audie Award for Best Suspense Thriller
Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
A Publishers Weekly Best Book

In this riveting sequel to the acclaimed Dead I Well May Be, mercenary bad boy Michael Forsythe is back, and he’s forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell, confronting murder, mayhem, and possibly his own execution.

While on holiday in Spain, Michael Forsythe is arrested in the chaos of a soccer riot and hauled off to jail. Back on the wrong side of the law, the Belfast native has no hope of release—until a seductive female British Intelligence Agent makes him an offer he can’t refuse: Avoid jail time in a Mexican hellhole by taking on a special FBI assignment and infiltrating a dangerous Irish terrorist cell back in the States. Within hours Michael is thrust into the nightmarish world of madmen known for their distinctive brands of torture and revenge, all while trying to hide his true identity. Coming face-to-face with murder, deceit, and lustful desire in all the wrong places, Michael knows that in order to survive he must kill—or be killed.