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The Fragile Peace

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Parallel stories of the IRA and the police in England, both racing to keep one step ahead. A Provo hitman in the pay of the British Intelligence Service is under orders to kill Billy and Liam - each on opposing sides of the conflict - before they destroy the fragile peace.
Unknown Binding, 320 pages
Published July 28th 1996 by Janus Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1996)
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Mike McNeff
The Inside Story of The “Troubles”

The Fragile Peace is an important book if you have any interest at all in the war between the Catholics, Protestants and the British Government in Northern Ireland. The setting of the story is from 1969 to 1995. As the reader, you not given a tutorial of the war, you are dragged into the middle of it. You are the IRA man, the RUC patrol, the informer, the British intelligence agent, the anti-terrorist detective and the victim.

It is quite evident that the author
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Scott Whitmore
May 05, 2012 Scott Whitmore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Fragile Peace" by Paul Anthony (@paulanthonyspen) is a excellent read, and one I highly recommend. It tells a story of the "Troubles," the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland between those who wanted the six-county Province to be joined with the Republic to the south, and those who wanted to remain a part of the United Kingdom.

Thousands died in this conflict, by bombings and bullets, and thousands more had their lives shattered by the violence. Religion was the key: the "Republicans"
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Oct 03, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it
Insightful and balanced viewpoints, telling both sides of the story without prejudice to either party.

The plot line was gripping and followed a game of cat and mouse, blackmailing and double crossing. The tension built up, keeping a fast pace as the book reached its climax and the stakes were of epic proportions.

It was interesting to see how both sides thought and worked. References to real life events kept the feel of the story very realistic, the prior experiences of the author and his knowled
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Jean Reinhardt
Sep 25, 2013 Jean Reinhardt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If a good suspense/thriller is the type of read you like then you can’t go wrong with Paul Anthony’s “The Fragile Peace”. As I am Irish it was one of his many books that caught my eye. I like a gripping plot, large as life characters and a fast paced read. I got all of this with “The Fragile Peace.”
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Paul has written 7 full length fictional novels - crime fiction - plus a collection of poetry, a book of short stories, a non-fiction self help book regarding an authorship, and a children's fantasy book which was co-written with Meg Johnston. These books are in both print and Kindle. Four books make up the Boyd detective series and three are in the Davies King series. They are all stand alone boo ...more
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