Holy Orders

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Thorndike Press, Jan 8, 2014 - Fiction - 429 pages
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When a body is found in the canal, pathologist Quirke and his detective friend Inspector Hackett must find the truth behind this brutal murder. But in a world where police are not trusted and secrets often remain buried there is little hope of bringing the perpetrator to justice. Quirke and Hackett's investigation will lead them into the dark heart of the organisation that really runs this troubled city: the Church. Meanwhile Quirke's daughter Phoebe realises she is being followed; and when Quirke's terrible childhood in a priest-run orphanage returns to haunt him, he will face his greatest trial yet...

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User Review  - JW1949 - LibraryThing

Yes, nice writing, yes there are the basics of a good narrative somewhere in there but I found the introversion of the 2 main characters pretty insufferable. I hope that doesn't say more about me than ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnwbeha - LibraryThing

I was very disappointed with this one. The prose remains as eloquent as ever, but where is the plot? I sense boredom on Banville / Black's part; the ending suggests the series is nearing its conclusion. Read full review

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