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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pete Hamill Narrator: Christian Conn Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781482976557
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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—not just for Briscoe, but for his eleven-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.  Download and start listening now!

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  • “Though first released twenty-three years ago, it’s only dated by its villains, not its prose, subject matter, or Christian Conn’s delivery…Conn’s performance refreshes the thriller.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Du | 8/9/2013

    " Gritty read that was fun to read. Flew by. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 7/9/2013

    " An excellent, quick read. Plenty of believable action, although he did put silencers on revolvers, but that was the only issue I noticed. The story was fast paced & well written. The plot was believable & logical. The character was well drawn & perfect. I loved the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/11/2013

    " Hard-boiled crime noir that goes deep into the IRA travelling from New York to Belfast to Switzerland from a former editor of the Post and the News. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belinda | 6/4/2013

    " Really not bad. I have an interest in Northern Ireland history and this had enough facts to make it interesting. Briscoe, the main character is kind of a jerk. He just never knows when to leave it alone. However, the story is compelling enough to make it interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijah Kinch Spector | 3/17/2013

    " The beginning of the book hints at a complexity that's never actually there, but it's a good action yarn. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 11/6/2012

    " I like Pete Hammill. He's a great writer. But a lousy novelist. I didn't think it was a good fit for the HCC line, either. Guess Charles likes Pete too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 WK | 3/31/2012

    " Talking about plots although this one is primarily about the IRA, UFI and a little SAS, it also has black gunrunners and American religious zealots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 3/7/2012

    " Pete Hamill, can write a tale. This is another good choice in the Hard Case Crime library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 3/2/2012

    " This book was OK. It was more like a saturday matinee idol. Nothing could slow down the star of this book. I would recommend it if you are between books, it's a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 8/25/2011

    " Fast paced and gritty. Like drinking Irish whiskey on the back of a Harley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 3/26/2011

    " Fast paced and gritty. Like drinking Irish whiskey on the back of a Harley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Du | 2/20/2011

    " Gritty read that was fun to read. Flew by. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belinda | 1/31/2010

    " Really not bad. I have an interest in Northern Ireland history and this had enough facts to make it interesting. Briscoe, the main character is kind of a jerk. He just never knows when to leave it alone. However, the story is compelling enough to make it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 7/15/2009

    " An excellent, quick read. Plenty of believable action, although he did put silencers on revolvers, but that was the only issue I noticed. The story was fast paced & well written. The plot was believable & logical. The character was well drawn & perfect. I loved the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 WK | 6/23/2009

    " Talking about plots although this one is primarily about the IRA, UFI and a little SAS, it also has black gunrunners and American religious zealots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/13/2008

    " Hard-boiled crime noir that goes deep into the IRA travelling from New York to Belfast to Switzerland from a former editor of the Post and the News. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 5/12/2008

    " This book was OK. It was more like a saturday matinee idol. Nothing could slow down the star of this book. I would recommend it if you are between books, it's a quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 8/25/2007

    " I like Pete Hammill. He's a great writer. But a lousy novelist. I didn't think it was a good fit for the HCC line, either. Guess Charles likes Pete too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijah | 6/29/2007

    " The beginning of the book hints at a complexity that's never actually there, but it's a good action yarn. "

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About the Author
Author Pete Hamill

Pete Hamill is a novelist, journalist, editor, and screenwriter. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling novels Forever and Snow in August and the bestselling memoir A Drinking Life. He writes a column for the New York Daily News and lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Christian Conn is a classically trained actor. He has performed on stage in theaters across the United States and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His audiobook narrations include Roddy Doyle’s Oh, Play That Thing and Charlie Huston’s Six Bad Things and Caught Stealing. He earned a BFA from Rutgers University and studied at the London Academy of Theatre. Christian lives and works in New York City.