Bleed a River Deep. Brian McGilloway/ Macmillan. £12.99.
BRIAN McGilloway has won acclaim for previous novels featuring Benedict Devlin as their hero, and he’s kept the standards high here.
This time Devlin is in hot water after a US diplomat is shot and injured on his watch.
In a story that features subjects as varied as environmental issues, people trafficking and murder, the police inspector is kept extremely busy – even while he is on suspension for the aforementioned misdemeanour.
Unlike so many of today’s cop heroes, Devlin is a likeable chap, with a wife and family.