In the background a plan to hit the IRA hard and take out many of their operatives was being put in place should the peace plan not come to fruition.
The British government, in the hope that peace was possible, shelved the plan.
But there were those who felt it was important that the IRA be taught a lesson that would bring them to the negotiating table.
Things started to go wrong when a lower echelon IRA operative was assassinated in New York. The method was a classic SAS operation.
Before long the bullets and the bombs were exploding.
It took ex-SAS man Same Richardson and a quiet Irish American CIA analyst,Francis Duggan, working together, to finally find out who was at the root of the horrors.
The action ranges from New York, London, Holland, Belfast and the Florida Everglades.