Ten years ago, Andrea Hayes was the best master bombmaker in the business. Young, beautiful, and deadly, she was the favourite of her Irish republican masters. Then it all went wrong. Five children were killed, when disruption was all that was intended. It all became too much, and she turned away from her trade....
Now, a new Andrea Hayes lives a safe suburban life, with her loving husband and young daughter. Safe in the knowledge that her past is another country. But then her daughter is kidnapped and the past has come knocking.
©1999 Stephen Leather (P)2000 Isis Publishing Ltd
I'm an avid Stephen Leather fan and have loved all his books, so I don't know what happened here. The plot is unrealistic and at times tedious, the course of events is predictable. The story is based on a female ex IRA bombmaker being kidnapped and forced to make a massive bomb for no apparent reason. You just know the good guys will come out on top, and the bad guys get their just punishment. The saving grace was the excellent narration by Sean Barrett.
pretty good story
the kidnapping scene later in book can,t spoil
some of his characters are well played out
time is ticking
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