A powerful psychological thriller by Belfast born and bred Lizzy Shannon, that looks closely at the consequences of terrorism. In 1979 Northern Ireland, Jennifer Hamilton's life is destroyed by an IRA bomb. Vowing revenge, she is willingly recruited by her British Army lover, Mike McLeod, into an intelligence detachment to infiltrate a traditional band led by one of the men responsible, Séan Maguire. Not knowing Séan is responsible, she begins to fall for him, entering a dangerous love triangle between the two men. As she comes to understand the Celtic viewpoint of the conflict, as well as the British, she begins to go native until she uncovers a plot to assassinate the Duke of Edinburgh at the upcoming Edinburgh Festival. Recruited by one man to spy on the other: which side will she choose?
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Reviewed by Thomas Nichols
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Friday 06 January, 2017
I've always been curious about Northern Ireland's conflict. This book finally helped me understand. Written with wit and humor, it tells a vivid story of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. From paragraph one I rooted for Jen, the main character, as blood-chilling betrayal and destruction forces her from a youthful, naive musician into a ruthless undercover operative, doing whatever it takes to exact revenge and ultimately gain redemption. The story admirably balances both sides of the conflict and has a good mix of male and female characters with appeal for all those interested in military and warfare, historical fiction, espionage and terrorism, light romance, sexual identity, and r-rated sex and violence. A refreshing spin on the usual IRA tale - highly recommended reading.
|Size: ||34.1 MB|
|Publisher: ||Sheffield Publications|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781945136115 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|