Undercover (Cormac Kelly)

Undercover Cormac Kelly When undercover detective Cormac Kelly infiltrates a ruthless gang bent on kidnapping and extortion he is forced to break cover and shoot his way out of a hostage situation gone bad Tearing through t

  • Title: Undercover (Cormac Kelly)
  • Author: Gerard Brennan
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  • Page: 129
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When undercover detective Cormac Kelly infiltrates a ruthless gang bent on kidnapping and extortion, he is forced to break cover and shoot his way out of a hostage situation gone bad Tearing through the dangerous streets of Belfast with a twelve year old boy and his seriously injured father in tow, Kelly desperately tries to evade the gang and reconnect the family with thWhen undercover detective Cormac Kelly infiltrates a ruthless gang bent on kidnapping and extortion, he is forced to break cover and shoot his way out of a hostage situation gone bad Tearing through the dangerous streets of Belfast with a twelve year old boy and his seriously injured father in tow, Kelly desperately tries to evade the gang and reconnect the family with the boy s mother, football agent Lydia Gallagher But she is in London, unaware of their freedom and being forced by the gang to betray her top client As Kelly breaks every rule in the book and crosses the line from legit police officer to rogue cop on the run, the role of dapper but deadly ex spook Stephen Black means the difference between life and death What They re Saying About Gerard Brennan A cheeky slice of urban noir, a drink soaked, drug addled journey into the violent underbelly of one of Europe s most notorious ghettos, Wee Rockets makes The Outsiders look like The Teletubbies Colin Bateman Gerard Brennan stands apart from the Irish crime fiction crowd with a novel rooted in the reality of today s Belfast The author s prose speaks with a rare authenticity about the pain of growing up in a fractured society, shot through with a black humour that can only come from the streets Wee Rockets is urban crime fiction for the 21st century, and Brennan is a unique voice among contemporary Irish writers Stuart Neville In Wee Rockets Gerard Brennan has written a fast paced, exciting story of West Belfast gang culture brimming with violence, authentic street dialogue and surprising black humour This is a great debut novel Brennan takes us into the heart of Belfast s chav underclass, in a story that lies somewhere in the intersection between The Warriors, Colin Bateman and Guy Ritchie This is the first in what undoubtedly will be a stellar literary career Adrian McKinty the real deal the writing is razor sharp, the characters engaging, the ending a blast From start to finish it s true Northern Noir, crafted with style and wit Brian McGilloway a Coen Brothers dream, via Belfast Gerard Brennan grabs the mantle of the new mystery prince of Northern Ireland Ken Bruen It needs to be said that Gerard Brennan s The Point is terrific Scorchingly funny, black humour at its finest and the most inventive car theft ever Arlene Hunt Noir from Norn Iron A lean slice of grindhouse from Belfast s new crime hack Wayne Simmons

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    1. Wow. Gerard Brennan is one talented guy. We all know he can write a gritty little crime novel. This was a whole different deal. A must read for all Brennan fans. You can really see his growth as a writer and see that this has potential to be a really good series of books. I really like the lead character and look forward to more of Cormac Kelly in the future.

    2. First things first.I’m posting this a few days before the book’s release because if you like the sound of it you’ll still be able to pick up a cheap copy. It’ll be 85p or $1.32 (including tax) if you pick one up before Thursday when Undercover will be released to the world. Mr Brennan was kind enough to send me a copy when he saw that I’d pre-ordered. Thanks, sir.“There’s no ‘I’ in team. There’s an ‘M’ and an ‘E’ though. In fact, it’s an anagram of ‘ta me’ as in [...]

    3. There are a rich group of talented Irish writers which include Gerard Brennan.Undercover is a rich and detailed account of an operation that goes wrong and where Cormac Kelly a PSNI detective has to break cover in the hope of saving a couple of hostages.The action comes rapidly in brief accounts alternating between the victim’s plight and hope for rescue and the story of the wife/mother who is blackmailed into co-operating with the criminals.I enjoy the language and crisp dialogue used; the cl [...]

    4. This fast paced tale about a kidnapping that goes quickly wrong doesn't need a lot of setup from me. The particular pleasures I derived from it were, in no particular order, the usual sensitive perception that Brennan uses in his description of boys on the verge of manhood, his comic portrayal of the ex-spook Stephen Black, and the "excerpts" of the wholly fictitious memoir of footballer Rory Cullen which head up each chapter.

    5. Lydia Gallagher is the agent for star footballer Rory Cullen, recently transferred for a record fee from Chelsea to Manchester United. She and her family are over in Belfast, Cullen’s home town, following the release of his controversial autobiography. But her husband John and 12-year-old-son Mattie are taken hostage by a gang of masked men. Lydia has to betray Cullen, or her family die. With their threats ringing in her ears Lydia travels around Belfast with Cullen on the tour, all the while [...]

    6. Undercover by Gerard Brennan.I’m not a crime-thriller sort of reader and find them to be generally fairly formulaic; but having devoured Gerard Brennan’s ‘Wee Rockets’ and ‘Wee Danny’ back to back, I picked up Undercover, confident that Brennan’s writing would see me through. Pacey, smart and entirely driven by Brennan’s skilful narrative style and insightful characterisation, Undercover has more heart than a butcher’s window and the makings of a great series of novels in its m [...]

    7. Cormac Kelly is an undercover Belfast cop. When the criminal gang he has infiltrated botches a kidnap, Cormac finds himself out of his depth. He can trust no one, not even his own handler, so he takes matters into his own hands in a very spectacular way.This is a good debut, with great writing and credible, likeable characters. But all this was subsumed for me by excessive violence, knifey, fisty violence that seemed to go on and on for ever, and also overshadowed the deftly structured and resol [...]

    8. Cormac, an undercover PSNI officer, is involved in a kidnapping. He is compassionate, thoughtful and unable to maintain personal relationships. The story line works well with main characters who are believable. The detailed descriptions of violence and the head count of injuries seemed to be included to allow for the inclusion of one of the main characters. Look forward to reading more.

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