By Dan Kavanagh
Issues aren't going so good for Brian McKechnie. His spouse was once attacked of their domestic, his cat was once brutally killed and now a guy with a suspiciously erratic accessory is blackmailing him. whilst the police fail spectacularly at checking out who's after him, McKechnie engages the companies of London's most unique deepest eye. Duffy is a detective like no different. A bisexual ex-policeman with a phobia of ticking watches and a penchant for Tupperware. yet what he lacks in orthodoxy he makes up for in street-smart savvy and no-nonsense dealings. Intrigued via McKechnie's hassle and the obvious incompetency of his ex-colleagues, Duffy heads to his previous patch, the seedy underbelly of Soho, to start inquiries of his personal. Helped by means of a few shady characters from his previous, Duffy notice that whereas issues have replaced within the years considering that he was once operating the realm, the streets are nonetheless suggest and the crooks stroll arm in arm with the blues. complete to bursting with intercourse, violence and dodgy dealings, DUFFY is a gripping and unique crime novel with a pretty assorted and completely adorable anti-hero.
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