Denver, Colorado: a pretty, clever young girl working for an environmental charity, Victoria Patawasti is sleeping peacefully, unaware that she has barely an hour to live. As her killer slips into her apartment and draws a revolver in the darkness, Alex Lawson wakes up in Belfast. Twenty-four, sickly, and struggling to kick his heroin habit after a disastrous six-month stint in the drug squad of the Northern Ireland police force, Alex badly needs a chance to get back on track. Victoria was his high school love, and when he finds out she has been murdered, he volunteers to help Victoria?s family hunt down the killer. But once in Colorado, Alex has a fight on his hands: wanted by both the Colorado cops and the Ulster police, and uncovering corruption at the highest levels of government, he can solve the case only if he manages to stay alive.
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied law at Warwick University and politics and philosophy at Oxford University. He moved to New York City in the early 1990's where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. In 2000 he moved to Denver, Colorado to become a high school English teacher and in 2008 he moved to Melbourne, Australia. His debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award. His first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award. In the Morning I'll be Gone won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award.