The Nameless Dead
HarperCollins, 2015 (2013)
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Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
he Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains is a group looking for the bodies of men known as the
. These men were targeted by the IRA during the Troubles and never seen again.
arda Inspector Benedict Devlin is with the commission search team looking for the body of Declan Cleary. Finding Cleary will allow his family to finally lay him to rest in consecrated ground. Instead they find a graveyard of unbaptized babies. Some of the babies appear to have been murdered. The irony is that any evidence found by the commission cannot lead to prosecution.
t spite of the law, Devlin's conscience won't allow him to let the murders of helpless babies go. He starts his own investigation despite his superiors' instructions to leave it alone. Eventually his investigation leads to an ongoing drug and baby selling trade and endangers those closest to him.
his is the fifth in the series of Inspector Benedict Devlin series, an exceptional police procedural taking place on the Irish borderlands. Much of this story is fact-based. McGilloway also writes the Lucy Black series. Both series are worth reading if only for the Irish history.
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