When maverick police sergeant Jolly Macken is banished to the sleepy 1950s Irish border village of Blackwatertown, he vows to find the killer of his brother - even if the murderer is inside the police. But a lot can happen in a week. Over seven days Macken falls in love, uncovers dark family secrets, accidentally starts a war and is hailed a hero and branded a traitor. When Blackwatertown explodes into violence, who can he trust? And is betrayal the only way to survive?
'Beguiling with an underlying sense of menace.” PETER MAY
'Extraordinary, abundant and dazzling' BBC PRESENTER REV. RICHARD COLES
'Evocative and compelling. Paul Waters is one to watch in Irish crime fiction' BRIAN McGILLOWAY, author of The Last Crossing
'Absolute must-read for any crime fan' TONY KENT, author of Power Play
'Dark enough to punch you in the gut. Get a copy of this fantastic book' GERARD BRENNAN, author of Disorder & Undercover
‘Extremely intriguing’ FREDERICK FORSYTHE