A priest who had just returned from 20 years of working overseas is found beheaded in his church. Father Malachy confesses to Jack that now he himself fears for his life and reveals a ...
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A female student dies from a fall from the roof of the university. She is dressed in a theatre costume and wears a ring of paper with a quote from the play "Deirdre of the Sorrows" typed ... See full summary »
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A man is brutally murdered by an unseen assailant. We glimpse the murder weapon: A steel spearhead with a scythe-like hook on the side, mounted on a shaft. Some days later and Jack Taylor ... See full summary »
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Set in Galway, the series is based on Ken Bruen's crime novels and features Iain Glen as the leading character, Jack Taylor, an old-school detective, and a maverick who often drinks much more than is good for him.
A priest who had just returned from 20 years of working overseas is found beheaded in his church. Father Malachy confesses to Jack that now he himself fears for his life and reveals a tragic story about the murdered priest. The latter had committed a terrible deed before being moved overseas - Father Malachy suspects an act of revenge. After the discovery of another dead body the Guards think they found the priest-murderer. But for Jack and Cody too many questions remain unanswered to close the case. During their investigations they find more and more well-protected secrets from the history of the church. Another confession leads them to a different trace... Written by
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In Priest, Iain Glen's Jack Taylor comes to the help of the Father Malachy who looked after his dying mother. He has received threats and another priest has been found murdered with his head decapitated.
Jack enters a world of child abuse and that consequences of the abuse. The murdered priest was vile, a child abuser and a rapist. Other people are getting killed and there is a land developer and his clingy sister who seems to be dictating things and getting in Jack's way.
No doubt that some of the writing is rather clunky, it cannot go unnoticed that despite being an alpha male, the hard drinking, hard living but skint Jack seems to be a magnet in attracting female attention.
Still the mystery remains fairly strong and the story of child abuse in the priesthood in Ireland is topical.
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