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The rising [text (large print)] / Brian McGilloway.

By: McGilloway, Brian, 1974-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood series.McGilloway, Brian, Inspector Benedict Devlin mystery: 04.; McGilloway, Brian, Inspector Benedict Devlin: 04.; Charnwood series: ; An Inspector Devlin mystery: 4.Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2011Edition: Large print edition.Description: 352 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444805819; 1444805819.Subject(s): Devlin, Benedict (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Ireland -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Ireland -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books.
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Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn and finds the remains of a local drug dealer. And when it becomes clear that his death was no accident, suspicion falls on a local vigilante group: former paramilitaries called The Rising. Meanwhile, Devlin's former colleague's teenage son has gone missing during a seaside camping trip. Devlin is relieved when the boy's mother, Caroline Williams, receives a text message from her son's phone, but is mystified when a body is washed up on a nearby beach. When another drug dealer is killed, Devlin realizes this is not just civic-minded vigilantism. But a personal crisis strikes at the heart of Ben's own family, and he's forced to confront the compromises his career has forced upon him...
Summary: Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn and finds the remains of a local drug dealer. And when it becomes clear that his death was no accident, suspicion falls on a local vigilante group: former paramilitaries called The Rising. Meanwhile, Devlin's former colleague's teenage son has gone missing during a seaside camping trip. Devlin is relieved when the boy's mother, Caroline Williams, receives a text message from her son's phone, but is mystified when a body is washed up on a nearby beach. When another drug dealer is killed, Devlin realizes this is not just civic-minded vigilantism. But a personal crisis strikes at the heart of Ben's own family, and he's forced to confront the compromises his career has forced upon him...
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When Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn, he finds inside the charred remains of a man who is quickly identified as a local drug dealer, Martin Kielty. It soon becomes clear that Kielty's death was no accident, and suspicion falls on a local vigilante group.

Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn and finds the remains of a local drug dealer. And when it becomes clear that his death was no accident, suspicion falls on a local vigilante group: former paramilitaries called The Rising. Meanwhile, Devlin's former colleague's teenage son has gone missing during a seaside camping trip. Devlin is relieved when the boy's mother, Caroline Williams, receives a text message from her son's phone, but is mystified when a body is washed up on a nearby beach. When another drug dealer is killed, Devlin realizes this is not just civic-minded vigilantism. But a personal crisis strikes at the heart of Ben's own family, and he's forced to confront the compromises his career has forced upon him...

Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn and finds the remains of a local drug dealer. And when it becomes clear that his death was no accident, suspicion falls on a local vigilante group: former paramilitaries called The Rising. Meanwhile, Devlin's former colleague's teenage son has gone missing during a seaside camping trip. Devlin is relieved when the boy's mother, Caroline Williams, receives a text message from her son's phone, but is mystified when a body is washed up on a nearby beach. When another drug dealer is killed, Devlin realizes this is not just civic-minded vigilantism. But a personal crisis strikes at the heart of Ben's own family, and he's forced to confront the compromises his career has forced upon him...

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Library Journal Review

Inspector Devlin responds to a call one night, finding a burning barn with two men inside. He's only able to rescue one of them. Later Devlin learns that the dead man was a known drug dealer, Martin Kielty. Now, he must work out the details of who killed Kielty and why. All along the Irish border, drug trafficking is a hot-button issue. The title refers to vigilantes who mete out justice for drug dealers their own way, figuring the police won't. Devlin pursues this line of investigation but is distracted when a friend's teenage son dies in an apparent suicide, perhaps because of a bad drug experience. The complications from this personal case intersect with the Kielty murder, and, not surprisingly, more killings follow. Perplexed by the escalating violence, Devlin wonders if insider knowledge is involved. VERDICT We're playing catch-up here with an already popular series from Ireland; this is book four (after Bleed a River Deep). Don't miss a smart, if unsettled and melancholy detective whose family suffers because of his dedication to work. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

In McGilloway's intriguing fourth mystery featuring Garda Insp. Benedict Devlin (after 2010's Bleed a River Deep), Devlin investigates a series of murders, each more devastating than the last. When the remains of a drug dealer are found in a burnt-down barn, evidence indicates the barn was set ablaze by "the Rising," a local antidrug vigilante group. At the same time, Devlin faces a case that strikes closer to home: the body of a former colleague's son has washed up on a beach, and a posthumous text message from the son's phone hints that he and his two friends' innocent camping trip might not have been so innocent. The bleak borderlands between Ireland and Northern Ireland are the perfect setting for such shady characters, whose nebulous motivations are both plausible and surprising. Despite the dreary setting, the thrills are anything but dull. McGilloway builds a realistic world in which each of Devlin's actions is fraught with personal and moral peril. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.