'Bad Day in Blackrock' is a new book from a first time novelist, Kevin Power. It's the story of the aftermath of the death of a young student. The three accused are also students - all steeped in school traditions and living by the rules of rugby, drink, status and sex. The book looks at the backgrounds of the boys and the girls they pursue in the schools, bars and clubs of south Dublin and, as the blurb has it, "strips away the veneer of a generation of Celtic cubs". But, of course, an incident similar to the one in the novel really did happen outside a Dublin nightclub - and this is certain to make it a very difficult read for a lot of people. And while the book is a work of the imagination, certain aspects of the story were inspired by news coverage of actual events. 'Bad Day in Blackrock' is published by Lilliput Press.