“Adrian McKinty [is] … a master of modern noir, up there with Dennis Lehane and James Ellroy…. Fifty Grand is a blast: a standalone effort which again showcases McKinty's brutal lyricism as well as his sensitivity to the indignities of the immigrant experience.” —The Guardian (UK)
“An intelligent novel of suspense about cultural identity. . . . In trademark fashion, McKinty winds up his provocative tale with a violent and memorable final act.” —Publishers Weekly
“The talented McKinty does his usual first-rate job of making you like the characters he likes.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Adrian McKinty has been blowing us out of the mystery water for quite some time now, but phew-oh, he has totally taken over the whole field with Fifty Grand. Think Don Winslow's masterly Power of the Dog combined with José Latour and the sheer narrative drive of Joe Lansdale and you'll have some idea of this amazing novel. It has riveting mystery, politics of just about every shade and thrills on almost every page. I've rarely read a novel that had it all--human and drug trafficking, Hollywood excesses, ferocious vengeance--but what I found most compulsive was the wondrous compassion of the book. It moved me in ways I never anticipated. This is going to be the BIG BOOK of 2009.” —Ken Bruen, author of The Guards and Once Were Cops
Adrian McKinty is the critically acclaimed author of Dead I Well May Be, the award-winning The Dead Yard, The Bloomsday Dead, and Hidden River. McKinty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and educated at Oxford University. After ten years in Colorado, he currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.