THE QUIET MAN by Caimh McDonnell

Getting into prison is easy, it’s getting out that’s tricky. Almost everyone in prison will tell you they’re in there for a crime they didn’t commit, but Anthony Rourke really means it. That’s because he’s actually Bunny McGarry, who has got himself into one of Nevada’s finest penitentiaries under false pretences. He is there to bust someone else out.

The Sisters of the Saint, no ordinary bunch of nuns, find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place when two of their order are taken hostage. The only way to ensure their safe return is to trade them for the mysterious man who is now Bunny’s cellmate. Rumours abound as to who this man really is, but seeing as nobody is allowed to communicate with him in any way, figuring that out will be tricky.

The last thing the situation needs is further complications, but when Sister Dionne comes into contact with an UFO cult, she recognises it as a massive con job. The reason she is so sure is because the whole thing was her idea in the first place—and now she is determined to put an end to it.

The clock is ticking, the prison authorities are suspicious, and lying low has never been a McGarry strong suit. Can Bunny and the Sisters pull off an audacious prison break against near impossible odds?

It’s The Shawshank Redemption meets Ocean’s Eleven.

The Quiet Man is book three in the McGarry Stateside series by Caimh McDonnell. McDonnell’s work has been praised for bringing a fresh voice to the thriller genre. He deftly combines  a finely honed comic sensibility with pulse-pounding action which have made his books Amazon bestsellers the world over.

The IndieMuse Review

Bunny is back!!

He makes his arrival on horseback. No, more like on horse…sort of. And in Nevada, no less!

Are you familiar with Bunny McGarry?

He is an Irish cop who is in the USA illegally, looking for the one woman he loves…No, that makes him sound way too romantic. Let’s put it another way: he’s a big, ugly and bad mo-fo, with his own set of rules and morals, who fights dirty and drinks heavy.

Like Harvey Keitel or Brendan Gleeson, if you need a visual.

In this story, Bunny is going to prison. Yip, you read that correctly. It’s part of a plan by The Sisters of the Saint, in a bid to break somebody else out of prison, to trade with a drug cartel who is holding two ladies of the order hostage. Simple, right?

Well, you have to take into account a lot of factors, not least of which is the desert sun on Bunny’s Irish skin, the prison system where the guards might be just as bad as the inmates, if not more. And you can’t forget the UFO—it is essential.

So you’re on the fence about reading this book…Allow me to give you a little pep talk, the way I think Bunny would have:

Gather round, ye feckin’ gobshites! Ye know what the problem with the critics are? They have no appreciation for the fundamentals of the story! Look ’em straight in the eye, distract ’em up top and knee them in the bollocks!

Lots of action, lots of laughs, McDonnell has this series down to a fine piece of art. Loved it!

Fans of Carl Hiaason will enjoy this author.


Mort Stone lives in untamed Africa, where he rides his lion to work every morning to slave away as a scientist who learned how to fake competency.

Reading is his passion…well, the one he can admit to, anyway. As an aggressive pacifist, he chooses to fight vicariously through stories which can bring him no physical harm.

While he is almost confidant that his IQ is in the top 50%, his wife regularly reminds him of all the stupid things he does. He will neither admit nor deny the accusations of sarcasm, but he can act like he cares. Most of the time.

As an avid reader of horror and thrillers, and somewhat of a movie buff in those genres, he still blames his insomnia on Global Warming. Because he can.

He would also like to apologize in advance for any swear words which might slip through…he will blame that on the insomnia.

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  1. Tilda Beachy  

    Very much enjoyed it. Great flow and I could not put the book down!

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  2. Rebecca Oliver  

    Excellent story! Full of surprises and moves right along.

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