by Vincent Banville
A Gemma Open Door bookAn Irish gumshoe gets in trouble again in this steamy short fiction that features gangs, pay-offs, immigration and a dose of greed.
Private detective John Blaine is back treading Dublin’s mean streets. With his marriage now on track, and a new baby to keep him closer to home, it seems life is good. That is, until he gets a call from the owner of nightclub in Dublin’s raucous Temple Bar. A Romanian gang is threatening to burn the place down, but there are two sides to every story. Before he knows it, Blaine finds himself in the center of the blaze.
Vincent Banville is a writer, critic and crime fiction reviewer for the Irish Times. His first novel, An End to Flight, won the prestigious Irish Robert Pitman Literary Prize. Vincent Banville lives in Dublin.
An Accident Waiting to Happen
Paper, 100 pages
Reading level: 3.8