Adrian McKinty's Cold Cold Ground: Life during sort-of wartime
"The Cold Cold Ground is very possibly the best crime novel published in English in 2012."The book's U.S. edition contains an author's note that goes a long way to explaining the book's richness:
"I wanted to set a book in this claustrophobic atmosphere, attempting to recapture the sense that civilization was breaking down to its basest levels. I also wanted to remember the craic, the music, the bombastic politicians, the apocalyptic street preachers, the sinister gunmen and a lost generation of kids for whom all of this was normal."Your job, readers, is to name novels or stories similarly rich in telling, surprising detail, particularly those set during wartime or other turbulent circumstances.
© Peter Rozovsky 2014