Dry Bones

Dry Bones

Book - 2013
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"Fintan Dunne, the detective at the center of The Man Who Never Returned and Hour of the Cat, is back in this spellbinding story of an ill-fated OSS mission into the heart of the Eastern front and its consequences more than a decade after the war's end. As the Red Army continues its unstoppable march toward Berlin in the winter of 1945, Dunne and his fellow soldier Dick Van Hull volunteer for a dangerous drop behind enemy lines to rescue a team of OSS officers trying to abet the Czech resistance. When the plan goes south, Dunne and Van Hull uncover a secret that will change both of their lives. Years later, Dunne is drawn back into the shadowy realm of Cold War espionage in an effort to clear his friend's good name and right an injustice so shocking that men would, quite literally, kill to keep it quiet. A literary thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end, Dry Bones completes the trilogy started in Hour of the Cat. Peter Quinn has crafted yet another smart and stylish historical mystery, following his longtime hero from the last gasp of the Third Reich to the heady days of the Cuban revolution. Quinn's signature prose--which Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt described as "spare but passionate, wry but loving"--shines once again throughout. New York Times bestselling author James Patterson credits Quinn with "perfecting, if not actually creating, a genre you could call the history-mystery." Blending fact and fiction into a thoroughly compelling whole, this is Quinn at his very best. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781468307368
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 24 cm


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May 29, 2014

Luck is fate's knuckleball.

May 29, 2014

Never say 'never' because you never know.

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Never mix the personal with the professional.


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Sep 05, 2017

The third of Peter Quinn’s private investigator Fintan Dunne trilogy tells some of his OSS experiences in WWII and looks post-war when Cold War issues forgave atrocities of some Nazi players and the CIA rose in influence in a new world order.

Sometimes history, sometimes thriller, always a good spy story. I’d call this the second book in the trilogy. Glad I’d read Evan Thomas’s 'Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World' and Thomas Harding’s 'Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz' that shed light on the early CIA and intrepid Nazi hunters.


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