A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to unearth him. Ill prepared and poorly briefed, undercover agent Harry Brown is sent into the heart of enemy territory to infiltrate the terrorists. But when it is a race against the clock, mistakes are made and corners cut. For Harry Brown, alone in a city of strangers, where an intruder is the subject of immediate gossip and rumour, one false move is enough to leave him fatally isolated....
"Absorbing from beginning to end... the sort of book that makes you lose track of time" (New York Times)
"Devastatingly good...you can smell the mean streets where the terrorists hide" (Spectator)
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What goes around, comes around
Authentic and welll written thriller...
Not top and not bottom, somewhere in the middle.
The scene in the Policeman's House, which I won't spoil for anyone.
No, I thought his performance was good.
1970's Belfast, the Provos were becoming more and more audacious...then came Harry Brown.
I thought it was a well written book, full of suspense. It captures a time which is thankfully long forgotten from most people's memory and does not portray either of the main protagonists in a good light - a pretty accurate reflection, I imagine. It takes a little while to get going but once the scene is set, moves along at a decent pace. The book is well read by an accomplished actor, who brings the characters to life well. Overall, I would definitely recommend it for people who enjoy thrillers.
- Jonny D