Detective Ray Logue is a maverick.
He is stationed in Superintendent Jim Mulcahyâ€™s police department, having never quite got over the death of his wife 8 years earlier.
Logue is now a hard-drinking and damaged cop, a loose cannon, a thorn in Mulcahyâ€™s side, apt to take the law into his own hands â€“ but he always gets results.
So when faced with the murder of an attractive Polish girl in Port Ard, Co Mayo during the week before Halloween and the subsequent chain of killings that follow, Logue stubbornly refuses to let go even when his Super takes him off the case.
Why on earth, Logue asks himself at the outset, would anyone want to kill Anna Pawalowski, a beautiful estate agent while she was out on a viewing?
And why did the mutilated body of her Polish boyfriend then end up being washed up on the shore?
Was she cheating on him? Did his love rival take revenge? Or are there much darker forces at play?
But as the body count begins to rise, Logue slowly senses he has stumbled into a sticky web of lies, cover-ups and deceit stretching from his own department all the way to the top level of political power.
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