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McGarr and the Sienese Conspiracy (1977)

by Bartholomew Gill

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(In my edition, this book is called "Death of an Irish Consul.) I got this entire series fairly cheaply, so I've been slowly reading my way through it when I don't have anything else around. The detective, Peter McGarr, is a somewhat interesting character. Gill has made the interesting choice to have him as a point of view protagonist, but without giving us access to his through processes. We get what he sees, hears, says and does, and occasionally what he feels, but not what he thinks. That gives the action a little distance and makes the books something like a TV show. It's hard to describe, but very interesting.

I mentioned in my review of volume 1 that I was bouncing off the text because I just don't know enough about Ireland in the 70s to figure out a lot of stuff. I can tell there are things between the lines, but can't tell what they might be. That's true in this volume as well, but it has a lot of post-WWII Italian stuff that I think is supposed to make more sense than it does. In any case, it's still a good series to keep in the car for when I have unexpected time on my hands. ( )
  teckelvik | Aug 31, 2013 |
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McGarr glanced out the window of the lurching express train, then looked down at his hand.
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It's a rare occurrence when Chief Inspector of Detectives Peter McGarr leaves the shores of his beloved Ireland -- but this time he has little choice. The blood of two prominent British subjects -- both former S.I.S. chiefs, both brutally murdered -- is staining Irish soil. And Sir Colin Cummings, the current head of Britain's elite secret service -- and potential third victim -- en route to Italy, with McGarr coming along for the man's protection. A macabre conspiracy of murder and revenge is spreading its tentacles across several nations, and McGarr's time spent amidst the charm and rustic beauty of Siena promises to be anything but restful. Because there are many hidden players in this most deadly game -- from ex-spies to Communist rabble rousers to wealthy Italian industrialists. And a single misstep could place one dedicated and inquisitive Chief Inspector of the Garda Soichana directly in the line of killing fire.

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