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ISBN:1857024656
Author: martin-dillon
ISBN13: 978-1857024654
Title: The Serpent's Tail
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Fourth Estate; New Ed edition (1996)
Pages: 336

The Serpent's Tail by martin-dillon



The Serpent’s Tail is Dillon’s first foray into fiction, albeit a novel loosely based on real events. Stephen Martin Dillon is one of Ireland’s foremost journalists and one of the best writers on the troubles. His seminal title, Dirty War, masterfully analysed the intelligence war that encompassed informers and special forces, while his title The Shankhill Butchers, shone a light on one of the darkest periods of the conflict, a band of loyalist paramilitaries that were more like serial killers. There’s a risk when someone who’s spent their career writing non-fiction turns to fiction, the two are very different skills. The Serpent’s tail labours under unconvincing characters.

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Set in the early 1970's The Serpent's Tail by author and journalist Martin Dillon from Northern Ireland features teenagers Stephen Kirkpatrick and Michael McDonnell. Who placed bombs in Dublin? Is the serpent biting its own tail? And who's who in the battleground? It's the bizarre breeding ground for Sinn Fein to enter the stage. The Serpent's tail has an epilogue set in 1994 and was originally published in 1995. Thistle Publishing republished this title. The reader's memory is refreshed - supposing you're old enough to remember some background of the Northern Ireland's situation by then.

ISBN 13: 9781860660078. Publication Date: 8/1/1996. Help your friends save money!

The Serpent’s Tail (1995) is Dillon's first novel, based on a true-life story set against a background of ordinary family life in Catholic West Belfast In God and the Gun – The Church and Irish Terrorism (1997), Dillon explores the nexus of religion and paramilitarism. He interviewed paramilitaries and religious figures

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The Serpent’s Tail is the first work of fiction by the man Conor Cruise O’Brien has described as ‘The greatest living authority on Irish terrorism. The true story of an SAS inspired sting against the Provisional IRA which almost destroyed the organization. Martin Dillon has won international acclaim for his unique reporting and is considered one of the foremost experts on global terrorism and organized crime.

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Dancing Lion
Set in the early 1970's The Serpent's Tail by author and journalist Martin Dillon from Northern Ireland features teenagers Stephen Kirkpatrick and Michael McDonnell. Michael is adventurous, while Stephen just wants to start a family and an end to the political strife he grew up with and emigrate to the USA. Political and religious factions in a fight with each other during The Troubles were infiltrated from England's MI5, the SAS and the IRA for information gathering and counter-espionage. The political thriller has unnerving scenes of torture and interrogations, inmates struggling to stay alive, and normal people drawn into situations were fairness, honesty and love are nowhere to be found. No one's safe, no one worth your trust. Who placed bombs in Dublin? Is the serpent biting its own tail? And who's who in the battleground?

It's the bizarre breeding ground for Sinn Fein to enter the stage. The Serpent's tail has an epilogue set in 1994 and was originally published in 1995. Thistle Publishing republished this title. The reader's memory is refreshed - supposing you're old enough to remember some background of the Northern Ireland's situation by then.
Sataxe
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. Originally published 1995, published by Richard Cohen Books.

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.