St Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating but everyone is in for the shock of his life.
Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act - the seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.
Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist.
Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan.
The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church.
The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor and betrayal...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/11/2000
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780751541809
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Review by uk_jw
This book was wrtten in the late seventies and early eighties and tells the tale of a hostage situation is Patricks Cathedral by a breakaway Irish group attempting to force the release of a number of IRA prisoners. In the abckdrop is a shady British army officer who appears to influence the situation for his own, less than clear aims. Like all DeMille novels this is pacy and well written however the characters are difficult to connect to and on balance this has not dated well