A producer at the BBC and mother to a new baby, Tessa is at work in Belfast one day when the news of another raid comes on the air.
The IRA may have gone underground in the two decades since the Good Friday Agreement, but they never really went away, and lately bomb threats, security checkpoints, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become features of everyday life.
As the news reporter requests the public’s help in locating those responsible for the robbery, security footage reveals Tessa’s sister, Marian, pulling a black ski mask over her face.
The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa is convinced she must have been abducted or coerced …
I’m still captivated by the unique Japanese murder mystery books of Higashino.
Surprising. And fascinating.
This is his 4th book featuring ‘Detective Galileo‘, actually Dr. Manabu Yukawa — a physicist and college professor, who is known for his intelligence. He collaborates with the police when they can’t solve a crime.
The accused in a case of murder is found not guilty. Lack of enough evidence.
He returns to mock the family knowing he cannot be charged again.
In fact, this is the 2nd time in 20 years he was accused of murder and found innocent.
DCI Kusanagi worked both cases and is frustrated that the assumed killer is free. He asks Detective Galileo for help.
The movie features a snipers’ duel between two of the best from the Soviet Union and Germany during the Battle of Stalingrad.
The Diamond Eye is based on the true story of a Ukrainian woman sniper in WW II.
In the fictional version, bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko evolves into a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. She becomes a propaganda tool for the Soviets who send her to Washington D.C. to try to gain support from the Americans. She is befriended by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
The plot kept me going. But, ultimately, this book was not nearly as good as Quinn’s Rose Code.