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The Serpent’s Tail

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Bonnye Reed F, Reviewer

Last updated on 01 Nov 2017

I Recommend This Book


A couple of Catholic Belfastian teens, Stephen Kirkpatrick and Michael McDonnell, are caught between England's MI5, the SAS and the IRA as they seek a safe way into adulthood in 1970's Ireland.  Michael is looking for easy and highly spiced, Stephen just wants a life with his girl Bernadette and an end to the political strife he has known all his life, or barring that, start-up funds and passage for them both to the USA.  

And of course politics as we all recognize them now don't play fair.  This is an excellent read, fast and peopled with folks you recognize instantly.  I can comfortably recommend it highly to friends and family.  Thank you Thistle Publishing, for bringing this one back.

I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Martin Dillon, and Thistle Publishing.  Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me.

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