The Troubles #1
Seventh Street Books
On Sale: November 13, 2013
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Spring 1981. Northern Ireland. Belfast on the verge of
outright civil war. The Thatcher government has flooded the
area with soldiers, but nightly there are riots, bombings,
and sectarian attacks.
In the midst of the chaos,
Sean Duffy, a young, witty, Catholic detective in the almost
entirely Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, is trying to
track down a serial killer who is targeting gay men. As a
Catholic policeman, Duffy is suspected by both sides and
there are layers of complications. For one thing,
homosexuality is illegal in Northern Ireland in 1981. Then
he discovers that one of the victims was involved in the
IRA, but was last seen discussing business with someone from
the Protestant UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force).
Fast-paced, evocative, and brutal, this book is a
brilliant depiction of Belfast at the height of the Troubles
and a cop caught in the cross fire.
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