Author(s): Michael Clifford
Crime Fiction | No Category
Karen Riney is a young woman desperate to put bad memories behind her and get back on her feet when she hits upon an idea to make fast money. In the depths of a recession, there's no business like the grow house business. But getting her venture off the ground requires some assistance.Enter Paschal Nix, a Dublin crime lord with a fearsome reputation. Nix provides more than money for the deal by throwing in the services of out-of-work builder Kevin Wyman, who is up to his ears in hoc to Nix and grappling with serious personal problems. He also dispatches hitman-for-hire Dara Burns to keep an eye on the investment, a man who's fiercely guarding his back in a world where life is cheap.All have their eyes on one prize: a quick killing. But as Karen Riney soon learns, when you're in over your head, there's no such thing as easy money. The Deal is a gripping, blind-siding tale of greed, revenge and the price of survival.
While everything else is falling apart, the growhouse business is thriving, and some pepole will stop at nothing to get in on the act.
Praise for Ghost Town : 'An impressive and triumphant debut, astute in its social observations and gripping as a piece of entertainment. Mr Clifford's assured voice is a welcome addition to the canon of Irish crime fiction.' Irish Examiner 'A compelling odyssey into the dark heart of a country where it pays to "carry suspicion around like a spare shirt" ... Ghost Town is a journalist's book in the best sense of the word, deploying Michael Clifford's skill at reportage to forensic fictional aplomb' Irish Independent
Michael Clifford is a Dublin-based journalist and media commentator who writes for the Irish Examiner. He is the author of the non-fiction books Love You to Death, Scandal Nation and Bertie Ahern and the Drumcondra Mafia. His first novel Ghost Town was published in 2012.