on 31 July 2012
Brilliant book! I've read countless books about the troubles in Northern Ireland, informers and double agents and this is up there with the best of them! If you've bothered to get this far then you obviously already have an interest in this book, just click buy and enjoy
on 5 March 2011
I find the whole genre of books relating to 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland fascinating and particularly enjoy those relating, like this one, to the 'dirty war' being waged by the security services and IRA alike. The foreword in the book is written by Martin Ingram, who is undoubtedly one of the the most respected writers on the subject, which certainly lends great credence to the authors version of accounts. A very good all round read, even if your not particularly interested in the subject matter. Definitely some similarities with Martin McGartland 'Fifty Dead Men Walking'......the most disturbing of which is the collusion of the various agencies of the British secret service to allow atrocities to take place and then condemn their previously prized agents and informers to almost certain death when they outlast their usefulness.
on 13 October 2010
an outstanding book,gives an alternative view to the northern ireland troubles.People putting their lives and their families lives, on the line to help the security forces and then being thrown to the wolves,when they were no longer of use.would love to hear the security forces side of the coin,but i think thats unlikely.Read many military biographies covering service in northern ireland,fascinating to get an alternative viewpoint.Makes you realise just how much went on that we'll never know about,but then so much is left out of british news nowadays that you'll get more info on what's going on in the world from foreign news channels.
on 27 August 2008
This has to be one of the most detailed books about the dirty war,a soldier is recruited to go undercover inside a terrorist organisation, the story unfolds very quickly and makes for some terrible revelations. In my view this has to be the best book I have read about the dirty war in Northern Ireland.
on 9 September 2008
I have a few pages to go and the book is finished,and I will find it hard to put down. This book got it's five stars,half way through.
I have to be honest,and say,I expected it to be just like some of the others,that were based around,undercover work,but it's not. Mr Fulton,took a pride in saving peoples lives,but he also showed great compassion for those he didn't save. Political powers threw him into,a,situation,that he made the best of. How often have politicians,wasted lives,through wars,without not even being there.they did it centuries ago,and are still doing it now. I was in N I in the 70s,but not the same way as Mr Fulton was,and the things he describes,ring true,in every way. It's a shame that situations described in his book have to happen,but they did,and I say good on you Kevin,for doing a job,where a lot of people,would not know where to start,-including me-.You can't go out into the rain without getting wet,and I hope Mr Fulton has found somewhere to dry himself off,and get on with his life. -Good on you mate-
on 27 May 2008
The whispers you have heard for years are finally coming out, according to 'Kevin Fulton'. This guy went deep undercover & for what, Saving lives? No, massaging ego's if what you read is true. The book takes you along at a very good speed & is in essence, a very good book, a bit short, if I was to be cynical. There are not a lot of real surprises in this book, just confirmation that trust was weak on the ground & in some cases, confirmation that there were more than one enemy in this god for saken war.