A frozen solid human arm contained in a pig carcass provides the starting point for Jane Ryan’s debut crime novel, 47 Seconds. The novel features Detective Garda Bridget Harney and her obsession with Sean Flannery’s organised crime family. Based in Harcourt Square in the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) Bridget hunts the sinister Sean Flannery, unaware of the destructive consequence of her own actions.
'47 Seconds' confirms Jane Ryan is a strong new voice in crime. A bristling, hard-boiled noir, the protagonist Bridget Harney is believed mercurial by her bosses, unrelenting by her colleagues and challenging by her family. She is a refreshingly innovative creation and unapologetically strong. Described as ‘addictive reading’, Ryan weaves a compelling story, using up to the minute research and interviews, of life as an elite garda confronting organised criminals.