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Cleverly hilarious. International. First in a series.

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Dead I Well My Be

By Adrian McKinty

Michael is forced into a life of crime in New York as the IRA exiles him from his home in Ireland. Without the power to make any of the decisions in his own life, Michael is dragged through the underworld. Whenever he does anything for himself, he seems to be breaking an invisible rule or infuriating a powerful enemy. However, Michael will not be used as a tool forever, and he’s learning how to survive in the American ghetto.

Dead I Well May Be is a sprawling crime epic that will leave you laughing as often as you cry. It feels like three books in one. You read through the tension, conflict and suspense worthy of a five-star read over and over and over again before the final page. Still, you are amazed at the breadth of the narrative.

The range of characters in this novel, from women to die for to cheeky smugglers, add depth and joy to the novel. As the inevitable lies and deceit of the criminal realm poison the relationships between these personalities, you’ll find yourself shifting your loyalty from one clan to another and back.

Not all vigilantes are law-abiding citizens. Some start on the mean streets.

This is one you'll want to revisit over and over.

See it on Goodreads here.

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