Green Blood is for France

Green Blood is for France The near naked mutilated body of a young black woman is washed up on a remote beach in the west of Ireland The search to find her killer takes Timothy O Mahony far from his placid existence as a Gard

  • Title: Green Blood is for France
  • Author: John J. Gaynard
  • ISBN: 1479276154
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • The near naked, mutilated body of a young black woman is washed up on a remote beach in the west of Ireland The search to find her killer takes Timothy O Mahony far from his placid existence as a Garda sergeant in Bangor Erris into the corruption and machinations surrounding the election campaigns for the next President of France With his prime suspects in the inner circ The near naked, mutilated body of a young black woman is washed up on a remote beach in the west of Ireland The search to find her killer takes Timothy O Mahony far from his placid existence as a Garda sergeant in Bangor Erris into the corruption and machinations surrounding the election campaigns for the next President of France With his prime suspects in the inner circle of Laurent Delahaye, the main opposition contender for the Presidency and womanising one time leader of the Social Democratic party, O Mahony finds that even senior French judges and policemen cannot always be relied upon to be impartial when a case may have political implications.His own position becomes increasingly difficult as he follows the trail to the Congo and finds a link between its brutal dictator, a French oil company, at least one of the suspects, and the dead woman When he loses the cooperation of his French colleagues and is taken off the case, O Mahony, in his search for justice for the murdered girl and her family, finally has to call on the help of the Irish travelling community, known for their distrust and dislike of the Irish police Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 430 pages Published October 23rd 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform More Details ISBN 1479276154 ISBN13 9781479276158 Edition Language English Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Green Blood is for France, please sign up

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lies and actually catch the killer It was also interesting trying the piece together which characters were actually corrupt and which were simply trying to do their jobs I thought the whole investigation was ultimately wrapped up very nicely and I wasn t left with a bunch of questions about how everything came together.I also really enjoyed the addition of the historical aspects regarding the fighting between the 3 paramilitary groups in the Congo and how that whole situation factored into the murder investigation flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 30, 2013 D.J Kelly rated it it was amazing The Irish have always had a way with words Even before they embraced a written language and beguiled with song and rhyme, but even since they took up the quill, their words have had the power to entrance those who read them From Wilde, Shaw, Joyce, O Casey, and my own particular favourite, Michael McLaverty, the list of Irish literary luminaries is endless Why is it, I wonder, that the Irish have long held their high place in literature It was my Mayo grandmother s view that this was be The Irish have always had a way with words Even before they embraced a written language and beguiled with song and rhyme, but even since they took up the quill, their words have had the power to entrance those who read them From Wilde, Shaw, Joyce, O Casey, and my own particular favourite, Michael McLaverty, the list of Irish literary luminaries is endless Why is it, I wonder, that the Irish have long held their high place in literature It was my Mayo grandmother s view that this was because we ve much bitter experience than most to write about She also felt that, from our remote corner of Europe and from the heart of our traditionally big families, we had to both shout and be interesting if we were to be heard at all However, there are many Irish names from the great diaspora featuring in the modern literary world too, from F Scott Fitzgerald, Margaret Mitchell and Eugene O Neill through to modern thriller writers such as Raymond Chandler, Tom Clancy and Michael Connolly I like to think however, that the Irish are by nature great observers This and their natural affinity for self expression enables the Irish to dominate the literary field This week, I have had the privilege of reviewing John Gaynard s third novel Green Blood is for France John is a widely travelled Mayo man who has spent the past forty years living in Paris This, his latest thriller is currently available in Kindle format from.The shocking discovery of the murdered and mutilated body of a young black woman on a quiet beach in the west of Ireland sees local Garda Sergeant Timothy O Mahony drawn into the murky and labyrinthine world of French politics in the hunt for her killer O Mahony is no ordinary backwaters policeman, however Being half French himself, tri lingual, well travelled and well connected, this once high ranking officer seems the ideal man with some of his former rank restored to establish and lead a special unit to liaise with the French authorities As the story takes us from Ireland to Paris and, via the south of France, into the dark heart of Africa, O Mahony s prior knowledge of these regions serves him well as he struggles to identify the girl s killer from a handful of likely suspects We learn of the sexual shenanigans which took place on board an expensive yacht in the moments leading up to the girl s death We are also drip fed tantalising snippets of O Mahony s chequered past and the reasons for his fall from grace O Mahony s demotion has seen him comfortably settled back in his beautiful west of Ireland home and so he feels he has nothing to prove and nothing to lose in taking on this challenging investigation He is neither complacent nor risk averse however but is fiercely resolute in his quest for the truth With the support of his hand picked team and of friends, family members and past acquaintances, he follows the evidence wherever it leads, engaging assistance from an unlikely source as the story reaches its tense d nouement This is a complex political thriller with an intelligent plot, well drawn credible characters and wholly believable situations and settings The author s obvious in depth knowledge of Paris and the workings of the French intelligence and investigation agencies enable him to draw us along with him as he navigates the French political scene, treading through the fallout of France s exploitation of its oil rich former colonies We are introduced to a seedy world of political, criminal and sexual intrigue and behind the scenes devious machinations in the run up to the French elections We also experience the desperate conditions of the volatile former French Congo as our hero weaves his way between one dangerous situation and the next.This novel works splendidly on two levels It hooks us in immediately via a particularly unpleasant crime, with all its possible connotations of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and offers us multiple suspects and motives to consider However, it also introduces us to a rather different set of police processes, based on an inquisitorial system established by the Code Napol on, and shows us how even these well intentioned and well established processes may be sidelined by the tarnished hands of corrupt politicians What makes this imaginative plot wholly credible is the fact that O Mahony, though intelligent and experienced, is no textbook hero A seemingly unlikely rou in tweed and brogues, O Mahony nonetheless exudes a certain brand of magnetism which enables him to charm every woman he meets an ability which has proved his undoing in the past but which assists him greatly in his current investigation His affable nature and equitable management style guarantee him the loyalty of his associates and superiors whilst his background knowledge of French society and his facility with the complexities of the language gain him both the trust and distrust, in equal measure, of French officialdom He makes mistakes along the way, it is true, but it is his gritty determination, in pursuit of an unprincipled but protected killer, and his exploitation of that same lack of principle which ensures the perpetrator is finally brought to justice Timothy O Mahony is too strong and appealing a character to be consigned to one novel alone and so I hope there will be adventures to come which will feature this bold Irish detective flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 23, 2012 Gerard Cappa rated it it was amazing First class read that goes beyond the one dimensional fare often served these days can a genre be too popular Anyway, Gaynard s intricate style and assured authority reminds me of Simonen and there is no higher compliment in my lexicon However, Gaynard goes deeper, I think, than the great man ever did in dragging the absurdities of the French establishment into the honest daylight His knowledge of the delicate brutal intricacies of Francophone Africa is also a revelation I knew little ab First class read that goes beyond the one dimensional fare often served these days can a genre be too popular Anyway, Gaynard s intricate style and assured authority reminds me of Simonen and there is no higher compliment in my lexicon However, Gaynard goes deeper, I think, than the great man ever did in dragging the absurdities of the French establishment into the honest daylight His knowledge of the delicate brutal intricacies of Francophone Africa is also a revelation I knew little about that world before reading this book but I think I absorbed something of its deadly allure from these pages Like the best of these books, horrible things happen, are allowed to happen, to ordinary people who are disempowered and removed from the smug self sustaining cliques of privilege and power When the redoubtable Mayoman Timothy O Mahony starts to grind his way to the truth he must first unpeel the embalmed layers of self righteous pomposity that glue the fragile fabric of the elite in place This struggle against the stream accentuates the contrasts in civil society and demands your immersion in O Mahony s world.A book to be savoured, in hope that O Mahony will swim out again flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2013 John Gaynard rated it it was amazing Review from the author Like Dave rated it really liked it Sep 22, 2013 John rated it liked it Sep 05, 2018 David rated it liked it Mar 18, 2018 Pia rated it it was amazing Jun 10, 2014 Darren Mitton rated it it was amazing Dec 06, 2012 L NA L TH rated it it was amazing Mar 31, 2014 Kim Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews added it Nov 07, 2012 Lori marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Paul marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Virginia Winfield marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Rhiannan G marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Helen marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Cindy Gates marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Natalia Lena marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Teracia marked it as to read Nov 12, 2012 Paul 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Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Business 1 user Cultural France 1 user Thriller 1 user Politics 1 user Mystery 1 user See top shelves About John J Gaynard John J Gaynard 55 followers John J Gaynard is from Mayo in the West of Ireland He has lived in Paris for many years Nobody I Know is his fifth novel He has worked extensively in Africa mostly the French speaking countries , the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the United States and speaks French as well as he does English The BookViral review of Nobody I Know begins Take a deep breath and enter the mind of John J John J Gaynard is from Mayo in the West of Ireland He has lived in Paris for many years Nobody I Know is his fifth novel He has worked extensively in Africa mostly the French speaking countries , the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the United States and speaks French as well as he does English The BookViral review of Nobody I Know begins Take a deep breath and enter the mind of John J Gaynard An author 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    1. Kim Moyer

      I received this book through a First Reads giveaway.I thought this book was a really interesting read Although I figured out the who done it part relatively quickly, I couldn t figure out how Timothy O Mahony was going to work around the political corruption and lies and actually catch the killer It was also interesting trying the piece together which characters were actually corrupt and which were simply trying to do their jobs I thought the whole investigation was ultimately wra I received th [...]

    2. D.J. Kelly

      The Irish have always had a way with words Even before they embraced a written language and beguiled with song and rhyme, but even since they took up the quill, their words have had the power to entrance those who read them From Wilde, Shaw, Joyce, O Casey, and my own particular favourite, Michael McLaverty, the list of Irish literary luminaries is endless Why is it, I wonder, that the Irish have long held their high place in literature It was my Mayo grandmother s view that this was be The Iri [...]

    3. Gerard Cappa

      First class read that goes beyond the one dimensional fare often served these days can a genre be too popular Anyway, Gaynard s intricate style and assured authority reminds me of Simonen and there is no higher compliment in my lexicon However, Gaynard goes deeper, I think, than the great man ever did in dragging the absurdities of the French establishment into the honest daylight His knowledge of the delicate brutal intricacies of Francophone Africa is also a revelation I knew little ab First c [...]

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