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Once In, Never Out (Detective Brian McKenna #4)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A girl missing in New York. A political bombing in Iceland. No ordinary cop would see a connection. But Detective First Grade Brian McKenna didn't earn his reputation by being ordinary. In Once In, Never Out, McKenna travels the globe in pursuit of his darkest foe yet--a terrorist bomber whose next target could be New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Along the way he finds ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 15th 1998)
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I like this author's writing, but I despise his politics. As I have noted before, it offends me a great deal to read books which, in referencing the situation in the North of Ireland, portray members of the IRA as necessarily psychopaths, sexual perverts, or simply as all-around scum (or, as in this case, all of the above), while portraying British intelligence and/or police officers (including the late, unlamented R.U.C.!) as good and decent professionals with the law on their side, striving t ...more
Another book that I would have never read had it not been for a library patron. This novel was great!

The story concerns a missing irish girl from New York, a bombing of a British diplomat and his wife, and the IRA. Detective Brian McKenna of the NYPD is sure that there is some connection between his missing person and the bombing in Iceland of the British Foreign Secretary.

The case gets much attention and assigned to McKenna because the missing girl's priest brother is a favorite of the Cardinal
This is a nifty police proceedural type of book. The main character is a smart detective. He tracks down an IRA gunman, who is also a serial killer. The story is action-packed. A really good page-turner beach read.
Very fast read!
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