Synopses & Reviews
On a visit to Northern Ireland, newspaper reproter Sam Briscoe meets with a mysterious IRA leader and agress to deliver an envelope to his supporters in New York City. It's a decision with grave consequences for Briscoe, and his 11-year-old daughter as well. Because the bloody Irish conflict is about to come to the streets of New York, and Briscoe is the only man standing in its way...
"Hits a reader like a left hook." Newsweek
"I couldn't read it fast enough....[That's] the reality of Peter Hamill's brilliance." The New York Times
On a visit to Northern Ireland, newspaper reporter Sam Briscoe meets with a mysterious IRA leader and agrees to deliver an envelope to his supporters in New York City. It's a decision with grave consequences--for Briscoe, and his 11-year-old daughter as well.
About the Author
A journalist of legendary stature, Pete Hamill has served as editor-in-chief of both The New York Daily News and The New York Post, and has written for countless publications ranging from The New York Times and The New Yorker to Playboy, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. He has reported on wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Lebanon and Northern Ireland and from his base in New York he has covered murders, crime, the police, and the great domestic disturbances of the 1960s. At the same time, Hamill has pursued a career as a fiction writer, winning high praise for novels such as Snow In August, Flesh and Blood, and Forever. In 2005, Hamill was nominated for the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for his story "The Book Signing" in Brooklyn Noir.