Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

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Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

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While Starkey is a bit of an everyman who inexplicably draws the eye of every attractive woman he crosses, I found myself more intrigued by the characters he meets along the way.

This is the starting point of a wild rollercoaster ride peppered with car chases, gunfights, wife taking revenge for the betrayal, multiple kidnappings, underworld bosses chasing Dan side by side with the IRA, the Protestant paramilitary factions, the police, the army, possibly a couple of foreign Secret Services too.

Grealis does state, however, that "in Dan Starkey, Bateman has created a gloriously irreverent and amusing (anti) hero" and concludes "if you can forgive the hopelessly improbable plot, 'Divorcing Jack' remains a solid and humorous debut". Once on the job, Kane must also deal with a young sharpshooter named Billy Young and a sharp and sassy saloon dancer, Lily.

Starkey explains it as a random act of violence, but Parker begins to suspect something is not right. Betty Trask Past Winners | Society of Authors – Protecting the rights and furthering the interests of authors". Colin Bateman's first published book (and winner of the Betty Trask Prize) and first in the Dan Starkey series. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Northern Irish drunken journalist Dan Starkey, makes his biggest mistake when he beds the girlfriend of a local killer.Dan Starkey is a young journalist in Belfast, who shares with his wife, Patricia, a prodigious appetite for drinking and dancing. A mint shared with a woman he barely knows as his wife whispers in his ears, "You have twenty-four hours to move out.

His wife kicks him out and he's forced on the run, adopting bizarre costumes and enlisting the help of a stripping nun. A good read, not that funny for a dark comedy, but a fresh take on the Troubles without avoiding the issues.So when David McGarry, the political ally of Brinn, who has secretly taped a confession of Brinn about his involvement in the Paradise Restaurant bombing when Brinn was drunk, tried to sell the tape, Coogan was interested. This political background is clarified through the character of visiting Boston Globe journalist Charles Parker (Richard Gant). While at Brinn's residence, it is revealed that Margaret is the daughter of an old friend of Brinn, a man who is also a prominent politician in Brinn's party. Years ago, when he was very young, Brinn was a in a 6-member cell of the Irish Republican Army and he was responsible for a bombing at the Paradise Restaurant that killed eight people.

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