A modern classic from one of the great thriller writers of our era. In the villages and on the mountains of County Tyrone, in the heartland of the Provisional IRA’s most active Brigade, the golden rule is ‘Hear nothing, see nothing, know nothing’. To collaborate with British Intelligence is to invite an inescapable death sentence. But there is word on the mountain that inside the Brigade there is a ‘tout’, an informer. He will be identified, interrogated, tortured, then hooded and shot. Gary Brennard, the MI5 field agent, and Parker, who runs the informer, have to protect their man at all costs: he is the critical asset to hold on to until the stakes are high enough…and if the innocent step into the crossfire, that’s just bad luck.
©2011 Gerald Seymour (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Its a slightly shorter audiobook than I would normally listen to, balanced by great writing. From the first moment it creates atmosphere, tension and gravitas.
Perhaps it could have no other ending, but somehow it was the weakest part for me.
Without overdoing it, he creates drama and believability
It made me sad for the time and the age... the brutality hiding behind honor
Beautifully written story and narrated like a master
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