Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday February 6, 2018. We will be reading The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty. This is the first book featuring Detective Sean Duffy. The book takes place in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles”, notably, after the death of Bobby Sands and other hunger strikers. Duffy is in an odd position, he is a Catholic working for the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
The book summary from the publisher’s website is:” Spring 1981. Northern Ireland. Belfast on the verge of outright civil war. The Thatcher government has flooded the area with soldiers but nightly there are riots, bombings, and sectarian attacks.
In the midst of the chaos, Sean Duffy, a young, witty, Catholic detective in the almost entirely Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, is trying to track down a serial killer who is targeting gay men. As a Catholic policeman, Duffy is suspected by both sides and there are layers of complications. For one thing, homosexuality is illegal in Northern Ireland in 1981. Then he discovers that one of the victims was involved in the IRA, but was last seen discussing business with someone from the Protestant UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force).”
Join us in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 PM.