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Feisty Dublin heroine let down by implausible plot

The Insider By Ava McCarthy Harper, €15

21st February, 2009

The joke doing the rounds among crime writers these days is that the hot topic over the next five years will be how to breakout of banks, rather than into them. Set against a Dublin backdrop of high finance, insider trading and banking skulduggery, Ava McCarthy’s debut is a timely thriller featuring an agreeably feisty heroine, Harry Martinez.

A poacher turned gamekeeper, Harry was once a successful hacker who now works for an...

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