The Last Four Days Of Paddy Buckley

The Last Four Days Of Paddy Buckley

Book - 2015
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"A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob. Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher's, a long-established - some say the best - funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It's Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he's dead. Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what's happened. The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher's to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin's crime boss, and Cullen's entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2015.
ISBN: 9781594633447
1594633444
Characteristics: xi, 288 p. ; 22 cm.

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Dreamstime
Jun 19, 2015

A great beginning is wasted as the story proceeds. I began with some sympathy for the protagonist that gradually disappeared as the story evolved because of his selfish and mindless decisions. The story rushes toward a completely implausible conclusion. Very disappointing and not recommended.

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finn75
Jun 14, 2015

A tense yet funny story about the last journey you will ever make and what happens when you accidently kill one of Dublin's top crime bosses. Worth a read.

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Tentacle
Jun 08, 2015

A Great read. Highly recommended.

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