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The Bombmaker | [Stephen Leather]

The Bombmaker

Ten years ago, Andrea Hayes was the best master bombmaker in the business. Young, beautiful, and deadly, she was the favourite of her Irish republican masters. Then it all went wrong. Five children were killed, when disruption was all that was intended. It all became too much, and she turned away from her trade.… Now, a new Andrea Hayes lives a safe suburban life, with her loving husband and young daughter. Safe in the knowledge that her past is another country. But then her daughter is kidnapped and the past has come knocking.
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Ten years ago, Andrea Hayes was the best master bombmaker in the business. Young, beautiful, and deadly, she was the favourite of her Irish republican masters. Then it all went wrong. Five children were killed, when disruption was all that was intended. It all became too much, and she turned away from her trade.…

Now, a new Andrea Hayes lives a safe suburban life, with her loving husband and young daughter. Safe in the knowledge that her past is another country. But then her daughter is kidnapped and the past has come knocking.

©1999 Stephen Leather (P)2000 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Tracey craigmore, Australia 07-30-15
    Tracey craigmore, Australia 07-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up The Bombmaker in three words, what would they be?

    pretty good story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bombmaker?

    the kidnapping scene later in book can,t spoil


    What does Seán Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    some of his characters are well played out


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    time is ticking


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  • Janice
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    "What a disappointment"

    I'm an avid Stephen Leather fan and have loved all his books, so I don't know what happened here. The plot is unrealistic and at times tedious, the course of events is predictable. The story is based on a female ex IRA bombmaker being kidnapped and forced to make a massive bomb for no apparent reason. You just know the good guys will come out on top, and the bad guys get their just punishment. The saving grace was the excellent narration by Sean Barrett.

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