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Field Of Blood

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Sean McNally had sworn his oath to the IRA. But then he'd turned his back on the violence and the hatred, and gone south to the Republic. Life was good, until they came for him to do one, last job. But in its aftermath, McNally is captured and is facing a lifetime's imprisonment. Unless he dares think the unthinkable ... and become a tout.

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 27th 1986 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published August 1st 1985)
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Sean Pius McNally had no intention of ever becoming a "supergrass", a tout for the hated British. Pulled back into active service for the PIRA, McNally is identified during a hit and taken in for questioning. The evidence is irrefutable. Sean is facing facing 25 years in prision away from his wife and children, becoming a supergrass looks to be the only way out.

This is a hard hitting, violent and grim story. It's delivered with the author's usual no nonsense style. Having already read Harry's Ga
Steve Markham
An interesting examination of feelings and perceptions and how they change over time set against a rather good backdrop.
A very interesting view of Northern Ireland in the 90's. The sad tragedy of passing the torch to the next generation, the vicious circle into which Catholic Irish were born; the need to break away and offer a better life for the children. What was frightening was the early age at which children internalize the situation and know which side their parents/they are on.
Oliver Tidy
My first Seymour book. Brilliant. Characters, plot and writing style first rate. I have a new author to seek out.
Robert Knowles
A good, boys own book of stories kind of read, implausible ending and the same plot line as Holding The Zero.
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Gerald Seymour (born 25 November 1941 in Guildford, Surrey) is a British writer.

The son of two literary figures, he was educated at Kelly College at Tavistock in Devon and took a BA Hons degree in Modern History at University College London. Initially a journalist, he joined ITN in 1963, covering such topics as the Great Train Robbery, Vietnam, Ireland, the Munich Olympics massacre, Germany's Red
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