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A Sunday Times ‘100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945’ pick!

A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to unearth him. Ill prepared and poorly briefed, undercover agent Harry Brown is sent into the heart of enemy territory to infiltrate the terrorists.

But when it is a race against the clock, mistakes are made and corners cut. For Harry Brown, alone in a city of strangers, where an intruder is the subject of immediate gossip and rumour, one false move is enough to leave him fatally isolated…


Absorbing from beginning to end... the sort of book that makes you lose track of time
<i>New York Times</i>
Evokes the atmosphere and smell of the back streets of Belfast as nothing else I have ever read
Frederick Forsyth, <i>Sunday Express</i>
A though thriller, vibrant with suspense
<i>Evening Standard</i>
Devastatingly good... you can smell the mean streets where the terrorists hide
First rate... Edge-of-the-seat reading
<i>Washington Post</i>
The most enduringly praised Troubles thriller.