The Killer is the first in a series of three fast paced fiction thrillers.
A story of espionage, suspense and terrorism, following Darren/Butch McCann, whose adventures begin amid the bombings and violence on the war torn streets of 1970s Belfast.
His survival depends on his ability to fight, he learns quickly and fights well.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to recruit him but, he refuses to take sides - until a family tragedy draw him into the ranks of IRA, and their cause.
Military training follows and he's found to be an excellent sniper and freedom fighter but, it is one night, and one brutal interrogation, which earn him a reputation as The Butcher of Belfast, pairing him with his infamous knife, The Killer.
Following a high profile kill he's forced to flee Ireland and take refuge in Spain, where he becomes involved with an ETA paramilitary unit at their training camp deep in the Basque country. There, a thrilling and daring raid ensues, and strong alliances are formed with his new brethren.
The Provos, and an old friend, call him back to service. He performs his duty but, a moment of doubt convinces him that his home is now in the hills of Spain.
McCann knows he will always fight against the establishment. But, one British military intelligence agent has other ideas.
Partial reviews for this fast moving action adventure trilogy
Very Well Done Thriller By Deslock
"This book was a quick read and very engaging. I like reading stories about the IRA and the Troubles. This book focuses more on how the lead character grew up and became what he became...." Full review on Amazon.co.uk
Great story By Mark
"This is a gripping action thriller that takes you on a journey to 70s and 80s England and Northern Ireland. The plot is very well written, and I've enjoyed the suspenseful action so much I read the book in one sitting...." Full review on Amazon.com
Highly recommended thriller, great reading By littleleg02
"This is a great read with plenty of action, once you start reading you won't be able to put it down. Fantastic story lines...." Full review on Amazon.co.uk
Proper page-turner By Lucius
"I have to agree with the previous reviewers - once I started reading The Killer, there was never a slow point where considered putting it down. The book is full of clever twists, and I loved the way the fast paced action...." Full review on Amazon.com
Quite the Page Turner. By Jacob G
"This book is remarkably well written, and the mystery is both gripping and original. Unlike many of the murder suspense thrillers out today this one has depth and will keep your attention with every single page." Full review on Amazon.com
A well written thriller, could not put it down. By Jay
"This book is a great read from start to finish, the troubles, lies, extreme violence all brilliantly written...." Full review on Amazon.com
Great Story By PHP
"Great adventure story, I know it was fiction but I wonder how much of it actually happens in real...." Full review on Amazon.com