"Winterland is engrossing, topical and highly memorable."
It's a cold night in Dublin. A night in which two men with the same name, from the same family are killed. One death has all the hallmarks of a gangland murder; the other is apparently a road accident. The official line is that it all a horrible and tragic coincidence for the Rafferty family. But then a member of the extended family starts asking questions.
Gina Rafferty is devastated. Her grief, however, is tempered by anger. An anger which drives her on to ask more questions and the more people try to re-assure her that it was only a coincidence the less she is prepared to accept it.
The younger dead man was part of a Dublin gang; the older a prominent businessman in Ireland's burgeoning economy and the more that Gina digs the more she is convinced that somebody is hiding something.
Determined to get to the truth she approaches men who have connections with both of the deceased - on both sides of the law - and ends up pushing some very powerful and dangerous people to their limits.