Jay O’Reilly reluctantly returns home to Northern Ireland after three years, for the funeral of his cousin. Jay's father, a big-time smuggler, makes a proposal. Jay in turn plans to double-cross him and escape with the money, but nothing goes according to plan.
"The Organised Criminal has themes which are familiar - family, betrayal, love and death - but the setting and the characterisations and the telling of the tale make this a distinctive and fresh book, one that can read like a thriller but linger like something much more dangerous. " - Keith Ridgway
Jarlath Gregory grew up in Crossmaglen, spent some time in Belfast and studied sociology and social policy at Trinity College Dublin.
His previous books are the coming-of-age novel Snapshots (2001), set in Crossmaglen in the late 1990s, and the tragi-comic G. A. A. Y: One Hundred Ways to Love a Beautiful Loser (2005), set in modern Dublin.
Gregory lives in Dublin and is currently working on the "Sean Vaughan Mysteries", a crime series featuring a "melancholy dwarf detective".
Official author website: jarlathgregory.wordpress.com
Author on Twitter: @jarlathgregory