Blind Arrows, Paperback Book
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781843445357

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Blind Arrows – A Historical CrackerAnthony J. Quinn has written yet another brilliant historical novel that is an absolute cracker, a pleasure to read. Quinn’s style of prose is a joy to read, it as if he is personally talking to you with his Irish brogue rolling off the pages. Once again another well researched book steeped in the history of the Ireland Quinn clearly loves, with a flourish of artistic licence.Set in Dublin at the end of the Great War when the fight for Irish Independence is underway where another war is underway. This war is different as the freedom fighters are using every trick in the book to bring the riddance of the hated British from not only Dublin but from Ireland. Led by the charismatic Michael Collins and his very able women, the British will stop at nothing to stop him in his tracks.Martin Kant is an English war reporter for the Daily Mirror and he is in Ireland reporting on the war and doing a bit of spying on the side for the British Intelligence services at Dublin Castle. He is also interested in a number of women who have escaped from Dublin Castle and he suspects have met a very grisly end. He also meets Lily Merrin, a mysterious and seductive secretary at Dublin Castle, who also goes missing. He realises his search for her will could endanger her and him.Kant is often in the company of spies on the British side and Michael Collins on the other who gives him a set time in which he needs to leave Ireland, if not he will be killed. At the same time the Irish Republican Army are applying pressure on Collins and accusing him of misappropriating funds. Another part of the story that Kant is aware of and kicks over the stones and finds answers that may endanger him further.This is a fascinating fast paced novel through the Dublin of 1919, where you can see the grime, feel the heaviness and the smell the rotten smells of the poor and the horses! This is a mixture of crime and spy thriller that packs a powerful punch in a small but wonderful story. This is a book that you will love and will pass on because it is that good.

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