Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

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Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

Divorcing Jack: A Dan Starkey Mystery (Dan Starkey Mysteries)

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Frank reunites with old Joe, crazy Marvin and wily Victoria to uncover a massive conspiracy that threatens their lives.

The way it is written is quite lighthearted and often very very funny, but the story is far from amusing, and I found it difficult to square the one with the other. Journalist Dan Starkey commences an ill thought out affair with Margaret; a woman he meets on one of his solo binges in the Belfast bars. After surviving an assault from a squad of hit men, retired CIA black ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team for an all-out war.

Dan Starkey finds himself at the epicenter of a vortex propelled by three engines: wife Patricia catching him kissing Margaret, his unwittingly selling a much sought after cassette tape, his involvement as a journalist with an American interviewing the country's future Prime Minister. When the bodies begin to pile up, Starkey is forced to go on the run with the help of Parker, the US journalist he has been guiding around, and Lee, an extraordinarily capable NHS nurse who pays the bills as a nun strip-o-gram. The ending is inevitable and almost predictable, yet it's the only proper ending this story could possibly have. Adapted by Bateman himself it is faithful to the novel, which means the style on screen is the same no holds barred, NI wit and sardonic, jet black comic take on life that appeared on the page too.

It looked like toffee poured into an icicle mold, briittle and unwieldy, the bruising on my face, all but invisible in the yellowed light of my room, was more noticeable but ignored, as most everyone was too busy looking at my jaggedy hair. A good read, not that funny for a dark comedy, but a fresh take on the Troubles without avoiding the issues. Which line of reasoning, by the way, raises the question: does a novel have to have an underlying morality, or truth to it? Samotný příběh je poměrně jednoduchý a přímočarý a – jak to u věcí z Ostrova bývá, zajímavější je obloha než samotný flák děje.

Then again, the film doesn't try to be serious: it's an out-and-out chase movie, stuffed with visual gags and boasting a fine comedy script which bends the ear with delight. Still and all, I agree with Rachel Griffith, who was willing to be in the movie--without even knowing what role they were offering her--on the strength of having read the book during a trans-Atlantic flight. Faint remainder mark to base; Screenplay published to coincide with release of the movie starring Rachel Griffiths who appears on the back cover as a gun toting nun. Dan Starkey is a young journalist in Belfast, who shares with his wife, Patricia, a prodigious appetite for drinking and dancing. Access Codes: Unless the book is described as "New," please assume that the book does *not* have an access code.

What followed are pages of nonstop action where Dan tried to stay one step ahead of his pursuers but consistently failed. This black comedy is set around the life of Northern Irish reporter Dan Starkey, a married drunk, who gets entangled in a web of political intrigue and Irish sectarian violence, at the same time as Northern Ireland is set to elect a new Prime Minister. A neglected housewife makes an unexpected friend at a nursing home, where she hears a true tale about an independent woman in 1920s Alabama, who ran the town diner, served food to people of color and protected her sister-in-law from an abusive spouse.This political background is clarified through the character of visiting Boston Globe journalist Charles Parker (Richard Gant). Parker endeavors to help his friend, but all too soon is himself a victim of rival forces trying to locate the vital evidence for which the unfortunate Margaret was murdered. On wife Patricia: "She had done more damage to my nose in three years of marriage than twenty years of amateur football. The plot is set around the Northern Irish reporter Dan Starkey who gets entangled in a web of political intrigue and Irish sectarian violence, at the same time as Northern Ireland is set to elect a new Prime Minister. A confirmed philanderer and drunkard, he is caught by his wife in the arms of an attractive young arts student (Fraser).

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