The body washed up on a Dublin beach was shot point-blank in the head. But he was neither part of a gangland feud, nor was he mixed up with the IRA. In fact, the victim is a journalist - and also the son of a well-known Jewish family.
‘He’s one of our own, all right,’ says Jim Kilmartin, the head of the Murder Squad, his mind already ahead on the attention this’ll bring in Ireland and well beyond, ‘but a Jew nonetheless.’
‘Like all the best detective stories it casts its net widely over its setting.’