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on 8 February 2013
A revealing account of how our security services abandoned one of our top agents within the IRA once he had outlived his usefulness. It seems that it would have been more convenient for them for him to have met the same fate as other agents before him - with a bullet in the head. He remains to them a thorn in the side as he continues his quest to expose the truth behind the apparent IRA assasination attempt. Did they view his ongoing surival merely as a cheap risk that had to be removed? Martin McGartland today still seeks to expose the secutiy services' lies and apparent conspiracy - aided and abetted by Northumbria Police. If and when he does expose the truth, and I sincerely hope he does - it will make a fascinating conclusion to what would be a trilogy of his life.
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on 6 November 2014
Having read Fifty Dead Men Walking, Marty's 1st book, I was excited to read Dead Man Running and It did not disappoint, being from Northern Ireland I am facasnaited by The Troubles, having read every book there is on the subject and without a shadow of a doubt Dead Man Running and Fifty Dead Men Walking are my two favourites, so much so I have read both time and time again, finding them impossible to put down. Marty is a very brave and heroic man, risking his life to save many many innocent men, women and children including British Soliders and RUC officers, he is unfortunatly living his life in hiding now due to his heroic actions as the British government have failed to protect him from the ruthless IRA who is determined to kill him. I suggest to anyone who has read or is interested in The Troubles that they must give Dead Man Running and Fifty Dead Men Walking a read, you will not be disappointed.
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on 12 June 2013
McGartland sees conspiracies everywhere ...to be expected given the world he lived in!.....and if only some of them are real its does not put the "law keepers" in a good light. The author does relate how he became embroiled in the "under cover" work and to some extent his motivation. He seems, from what he writes, to have to have been "used" and some what naïve. This makes it a thought provoking read......is the author "bending" the truth for his own ends? As far as the security services are concerned does the end justify the means? etc etc etc
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on 17 December 2017
Preference was first one . This was quite poor . It was almost a book complaining about his treatment. Very repetitive
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on 25 January 2017
After getting towards the end of this book I started to wonder the point of writing it... Author goes to Northern Ireland and returns back to the main land.... I'm still confused of why he's put pen to paper.!
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on 12 December 2013
Marty grips you from the beginning and keeps it so the whole way through the book. The details he uses are extensive and leaves not much to the imagination, as you'll visualise the details he go especially you. What a disgraceful way this man was treated after saving lives and losing his as a consequence. The occasional spelling mistake but definitely worth reading, I couldn't put the book down once I started it.
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on 8 July 2015
What an amazing book. What a brave character who was prepared to go through what he did for his beliefs. I only hope that he is now safe and with his family. I am taking the second book into consideration when I made the last statement. I will review the next book when I get a chance.
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on 7 November 2014
Thank you for such a cheap good book. great story so far, half way through it. A lot different from the first book were he was in the think of it but this one is trying to find an answer to why he was set up to be killed by the team he helped save peoples lives.
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on 27 July 2017
Good read. Enjoyed this book, seemed a bit far fetched at times but probably accurate account.
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on 12 April 2013
Having been one of, if not the most influential agent within the troubles of Northern Ireland, Martin McGartland was sacrificed because he had become redundant to the authorities. The fact that he has been treated like scum by the very over arching authority of government is a disgrace. How many other agents were sacrificed by the authorities may never be known, but the courage of McGartland should have been not only properly rewarded but acknowledged as fighting the enemy on their own ground. The Government's lack of interest in McGartland's subsequent level of personal danger following his departure to and from the main land shows he had served the purpose for which he had done voluntarily, but the shadows sought to eradicate him by a cruel vendetta. Live on fella, fight them all the way...
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