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The twelve

Author: Stuart Neville
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Former paramilitary killer Gerry Fegan is haunted by his victims, twelve souls who shadow his every waking day and scream through every drunken night. Just as he reaches the edge of sanity they reveal their desire: vengeance on those who engineered their deaths. From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all must pay the price. When  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Neville
ISBN: 9781846552793 1846552796 9780099535348 0099535343
OCLC Number: 317750215
Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sooner or later, everybody pays --
and the dead will set the price. Former paramilitary killer Gerry Fegan is haunted by his victims, twelve souls who shadow his every waking day and scream through every drunken night. Just as he reaches the edge of sanity they reveal their desire: vengeance on those who engineered their deaths. From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all must pay the price. When Fegan's vendetta threatens to derail Northern Ireland's peace process and destabilise its fledgling government, old comrades, and enemies alike want him gone. David Campbell, a double agent lost between the forces of law and terror, takes the job. But he has his own reasons for eliminating Fegan; the secrets of a dirty war should stay buried, even if its ghosts do not. Set against the backdrop of a post-conflict Northern Ireland struggling with its past, The Ghosts of Belfast takes the reader from the back streets of the city, where violence and politics go hand-in-hand, to the country's darkest heart. Stuart Neville's gripping thriller marks the emergence of a brilliant new voice.
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"The Twelve is the best first novel I've read in years. It crackles. It grabs you by the throat. This is some guy to watch out for in a dark alley" -- James Ellroy "Stunning... Awesomely powerful, Read more...

 
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