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A Dublin gangland king pin on the chase. A corrupt property mogul on the run. A hungry crime journalist determined to put his destroyed career back on track. And the return of the ‘Dancer’ – Joshua Molloy, smalltime Dublin ex-con, recently out of prison, off the booze, determined to stay on the straight and narrow.
When Molloy hires Noelle Higgins, a solicitor and boomtime wife with a crumbling personal life, to help find his young son both are soon drawn into a web of treachery and violence, where Ireland’s criminal underworld and fallen elite fight it out to lay claim to what’s left from the crash: Euro 3 million in cash, in a bag, buried somewhere in the depths of rural Ireland.
From Dublin to Spain and finally a debris-strewn ghost estate in Kerry, Ghost Town is the fast-paced and tightly written debut thriller by leading Irish journalist and commentator Michael Clifford.

Reviews

'An impressive and triumphant debut, astute in its social observations and gripping as a piece of entertainment. Mr Clifford's assured voice is a welcome addition to the canon of Irish crime fiction.'
Irish Examiner
'A compelling odyssey into the dark heart of a country where it pays to "carry suspicion around like a spare shirt" ... Ghost Town is a journalist's book in the best sense of the word, deploying Michael Clifford's skill at reportage to forensic fictional aplomb'
Irish Independent