2 Works in Dina Kennedy
16 Jul 2020
I don’t have bad cases. Won’t even use the words: if you go around saying, this is gonna be a bad one, then presto, you’re mucking up even the smallest decisions and surprise of surprises, your case goes wrong. Mark Dolan’s murder was everything I hate. That shouldn’t have stopped me from getting a solve, but it drew my eyes off the ball for a minute. Sometimes that is all it takes.
(A year after the events of Broken Harbor, Mick "scorcher" Kennedy is back on the police force and solving a new case, still processing traumas and navigating broken relationships.)
22 Dec 2017
"That was when I felt it: that needle-fine vibration, starting in my temples and moving down the bones into my eardrums. Some detectives feel it in the backs of their necks, some get it in the hair on their arms—I know one poor sap who gets it in the bladder, which can be inconvenient—but all the good ones feel it somewhere. It gets me in the skull bones. Call it what you want—social deviance, psychological disturbance, the animal within, evil if you believe in that: it’s the thing we spend our lives chasing. All the training in the world won’t give you that warning when it comes close. You get it or you don’t. I took a quick look at Richie: grimacing and licking his lips, like an animal that’s tasted something putrid. He got it in his mouth, which he would need to learn to hide, but at least he got it." -- Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, Broken Harbour
- Part 2 of the ideas of Dublin