New Blood – Kevin McManus

“Readable, uncompromising crime fiction.” Richard Foreman

It’s murder out there…

The body of an unknown man has been discovered on a beach in the cold light of day, a body that has been shot and left to bleed out on the sand.

Detective Inspector Ray Logue, still reeling from the events of his last case, is brought in to investigate.

While working the case, he is drawn into the maelstrom of gang warfare as he comes face to face with the ‘New Blood’ – a young gang leader called Kyle Brody who is fast making a name for himself.

Brody is lawless. He is a predator and a thug who takes no mercy on those who stand in his way, seemingly rejecting society and taking pride in causing mayhem.

Dealing, smuggling and murdering are Brody’s trades – he’s good at them and from the wounds inflicted on the body Logue sees, it looks like he takes pleasure in cruelty.

Yet as more details emerge about Brody’s accomplices, Logue realises that the lines between good and evil are not always clear, and all is certainly not as it appears to be. There’s a storm brewing…

Set in Ireland at the peak of the Celtic Tiger era, New Blood is a dark story of murder, greed and misplaced loyalties.