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Evil for Evil (Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries)

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A] lively (and surprisingly thoughtful) adventure series.--The New York Times Book Review

Fans of historical mysteries and World War II buffs will savor Evil for Evil. . . . Rich in its exploration of Irish history and politics, this is also a character study of a brash young man trying to balance personal, family, and political loyalties while staying true to himself.--Boston Globe

In the course of the first four books, Benn has done a fine job of juggling the pleasures of a whodunit with the much deeper drama of what it was like for young American men to be exposed to the butchery of war. . . . The author shows us the existential hell of the average soldier's experience waiting to see if he will survive his next exposure to combat.--Connecticut Post

A twisting, turning plot drives Benn's gripping fourth WWII mystery to feature Lt. Billy Boyle. . . . Benn offers no easy answers in this rich mix of Irish history and wartime intrigue.--Publishers Weekly

Fifty rifles have been stolen from a US army base in Northern Ireland. Billy's uncle, Ike Eisenhower, sends him to recover the weapons, which he fears will be used in a German-sponsored IRA uprising. Bodies begin to accumulate as Billy finds unexpected challenges to his Boston-Irish upbringing and IRA sympathies.

James R. Benn is the author of three previous books in the Billy Boyle series: Billy Boyle, Blood Alone, and The First Wave. He was a librarian for many years and lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.

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Billy Boyle goes to Northern Ireland to find stolen weapons and to keep the Irish Republic neutral.

Synopsis:

Fifty Browning Automatic Rifles have been stolen from a US Army base in Northern Ireland. His “uncle” Ike Eisenhower sends Billy to recover the weapons, which might be used in a German-sponsored IRA uprising. Bodies begin to accumulate as Billy finds unexpected challenges to his Boston-Irish upbringing and IRA sympathies. There are rogues on both sides, he learns.

About the Author

James R. Benn is the author of the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Series, previous volumes of which have been selected by Book Sense as one of the top five mysteries of the year and nominated for a Dilys Award. He is a librarian and lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569478516
Author:
Benn, James R.
Publisher:
Soho Press
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Billy Boyle goes to Northern Ireland to find stolen weapons and to keep the Irish Republic neutral.
"Synopsis" by , Fifty Browning Automatic Rifles have been stolen from a US Army base in Northern Ireland. His “uncle” Ike Eisenhower sends Billy to recover the weapons, which might be used in a German-sponsored IRA uprising. Bodies begin to accumulate as Billy finds unexpected challenges to his Boston-Irish upbringing and IRA sympathies. There are rogues on both sides, he learns.
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