Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a new series to me DCI Sean Duffy in Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty. This is the fourth or fifth installment in the series. I started writing this in the middle of the Pacific whist on a cruise. At home I have this and discovered that this is the 5th in the series by Adrian McKinty. The backdrop to the story is the troubles in Ireland the time 1980s. Central to the story is the death of a young reporter is seemingly impossible circumstances. She is found inside a locked castle with the only other person inside being the caretaker is it murder or suicide.
Aside from the ever present reminders of “the troubles” with references to the IRA and a the protestants there is a contemporary reference. There is a link to the modern operation Yewtree involving pedophiles and the most infamous of all Jimmy Saville. His inclusion is quite bizarre but the novel does touch on historical sex crimes.
I found Rain Dogs fast paced and a very enjoyable read. There are enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. The book is peppered with lots of great one liners which breaks up some of the tension between characters. I will be tracking down the previous installments.