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Dead I Well May Be: Michael Forsythe Series, Book 1
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This Irish bad-boy thriller, set in the hardest streets of New York City, introduces us to Michael Forsythe, an illegal immigrant escaping from the Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Clever, fearless, and handy with a pistol, young Michael is just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a New York crime boss, to join his gang of thugs fighting for their turf. But just as Michael is being anointed Darkey's rising star, he inadvisably seduces Darkey's girl. Suddenly the tables are turned, and Darkey plans a very hard fall for young Michael. But Darkey fails to account for Michael's toughness—or his determination to wreak vengeance upon those who betray him.A natural storyteller with a gift for dialogue, McKinty delivers us a stunning new noir voice, dark and stylish, mythic and violent—complete with an Irish lilt.

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Adrian McKinty. (2005). Dead I Well May Be: Michael Forsythe Series, Book 1. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Adrian McKinty. 2005. Dead I Well May Be: Michael Forsythe Series, Book 1. Blackstone Publishing.

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Adrian McKinty, Dead I Well May Be: Michael Forsythe Series, Book 1. Blackstone Publishing, 2005.

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Adrian McKinty. Dead I Well May Be: Michael Forsythe Series, Book 1. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2005.

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