Hamill, Denis. Fork in the Road. Pocket Books. Feb 2000. c472p. ISBN 0-671-01673-3. $23.95. Fiction.

Twenty-five-year-old film director Colin Coyne goes to Dublin to write a screenplay about his alter ego Kieran, an Irish American from New York who goes to Ireland to find the girl of his dreams. Scripting his film as he lives it, Colin discovers that the line between art and life has been erased by Gina Furey, a gypsy he catches trying to pick his pocket in a crowded pub. Soon he’s involved in a passionate but ultimately dangerous affair, with consequences that far exceed anything Colin might have imagined. Hamill, a New York Daily News columnist and author of the thrillers 3 Quarters and Throwing 7's, offers a lot in this engrossing tale—hot sex, a wicked sense of humor, rich local color, witty dialogue, a bewitching character in Gina, an unpredictable plot, and a riveting love story that begins with obsession and ends in heartbreak. For all popular fiction collections.

LJ, 125, no. 1 (January 2000), 159.


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