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UK - Hodder & Stoughton
USA - Blue Rider Press

Cruel Mercy

By David Mark

Published Oct 2017


Three Irishmen went to America.

One’s dead.

One’s as good as.

One is missing…


The missing man ins Valentine Teague.  Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter – and DS Aector McAvoy’s brother-in-law.

Back home, Val’s being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York.  If McAvoy doesn’t go to the States to find out the truth, all hell will break loose, putting his own family in the crossfire.

Investigating proves harder than he could have imagined.  New York City is a different world, with different rules.  Soon, he finds himself up against squabbling cops, mafia old and new, and the revelation of a long-buried crime.

Al McAvoy can do is the right thing.

Even if it kills him.