The Lost and the Blind
by Declan Burke

This gripping Irish thriller is an intriguing new departure for comic noir writer Declan Burke.

“A dying man, if he is any kind of man, will live beyond the law.” The elderly Danish-born Gerhard Uxkull was senile or desperate for attention. Why else would he concoct a tale of Nazi atrocity on the remote island of Delphi, off the coast of Donegal? And why now, 60 years after the event, just when Irish-American billionaire Shay Govern has tendered for a prospecting licence for gold in Lough Swilly?

Journalist Tom Noone doesn’t want to know. With his young daughter Emily to provide for, and a ghost-writing commission on Shay Govern’s autobiography to deliver, the timing is all wrong. Besides, can it be mere coincidence that Uxkull’s tale bears a strong resemblance to the debut thriller published by legendary spy novelist Sebastian Devereaux, the reclusive English author who has spent the past 50 years holed up on Delphi?

But when a body is discovered drowned, Tom and Emily find themselves running for their lives, in pursuit of the truth that is their only hope of survival.


Burke has a real knack for dialogue and phrasing

Publishers Weekly

Burke, shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller


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The Lost and the Blind by Declan Burke is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788464031st December 2014150 X 222mm240£21.99
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