Books are for dreaming with eyes wide open.
Brutal, suspenseful, dark, original, violent, twisted are all words that come to mind about this book! I'm glad it's book one of a series, although I may need something a bit lighter before starting the next one. Listened for 2 straight days it was so good! Gerald Doyle is simply amazing! I've listened to several Irish thrillers now just to listen to him speak for hours!
Having been to Belfast in the last year, I found that this novel evoked the tension of the past and the simmering anger that maybe still underlies the peace. Fagen is haunted by twelve ghosts who demand that he kills those who made Fegan kill them during the troubles. The pointless deaths of innocents become a haunting angry crew who demand that Fegan become their agent for justice. The machinations of the political front and behind the scenes operators of the IRA get shrewdly and brutally evoked in a solid crime thriller. The narration by Gerald Doyle is excellent capturing different voices, different classes, and balancing the hard edge with the tender.
I don't know I very rarely listen to any book twice
the dog fights
The entire book is very moving.
While set in Northern Ireland I wonder if the what to do with guys who have been trained and live to kill might be true of any place.?
I tried several times and finally got to ch.9, but still hated it. The story is dark and slow, but might be tolerable to read on paper. The narrator made it unbearable.