Even the Dead: A Quirke Novel

Even the Dead: A Quirke Novel

Benjamin Black

A suspicious dying, a pregnant girl without notice long gone lacking: Quirke's most modern case leads him inexorably towards the darkish machinations of an outdated foe

Perhaps Quirke has been down one of the lifeless too lengthy. in recent times the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts, and he fears the reason is a mind tumor. a expert diagnoses an outdated head harm because of a savage beating; all that is wanted, the health care professional proclaims, is a longer relaxation. yet Quirke, ever reason on discovering his position one of the dwelling, isn't approximately to retire.

One evening in the course of a June warmth wave, a vehicle crashes right into a tree in valuable Dublin and bursts into flames. The police think the driver's demise was once both an twist of fate or a suicide, yet Quirke's exam of the physique leads him to think another way. Then his daughter Phoebe will get a mysterious stopover at from an acquaintance: the girl, who admits to pregnancy, says she fears for her lifestyles, even though she will not say why. while the lady later disappears, Phoebe asks her father for aid, and Quirke in flip seeks the help of his previous good friend Inspector Hackett. prior to lengthy the 2 males locate themselves untangling a twisted string of occasions that takes them deep right into a shadowy international the place one of many city's strongest males makes use of the canopy of politics and faith to make obscene profits.

Even the Dead--Benjamin Black's 7th novel that includes the perpetually attention-grabbing Quirke--is a narrative of surpassing depth and staggering beauty.

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