Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and ship’s engineer and his mother a secretary. He went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the U.S. to become a high school English teacher. His debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 CWA Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. His Sean Duffy series won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award, and has been translated into over 20 languages. McKinty is a reviewer and critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Irish Times, and The Guardian. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
“You have never read anything quite like The Chain and you will never be able to forget it. This book is Jaws for parents. It belongs in the elite company of world class thrillers like Gone Girl and The Silence of the Lambs.” — Don Winslow