McGARR AND THE POLITICIAN'S WIFE by Bartholomew Gill

McGARR AND THE POLITICIAN'S WIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

McGarr (first time over here) is the Chief Inspector of Detectives in Dublin; the politician is a Minister of Justice who got himself elected by sponsoring the IRA; and his wife, or rather absent wife, is the overwhelmingly beautiful Laona who turns up everywhere with everyone else. Even with the blood on her shoes of an American gun runner who ""slipped""--McGarr is trying to find his assailant. The story hovers in the ""smoke and shadow"" of the current and still older Troubles and it's satisfactory, but nothing more. Particularly compared with Shaun Herron's Miro who made that cause yours.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1977
Publisher: Scribners