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The Resource The Ghosts of Belfast

The Ghosts of Belfast

Label
The Ghosts of Belfast
Title
The Ghosts of Belfast
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Neville
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Language
eng
Summary
A New York Times Notable Book and Winner of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Neville's debut remains "a flat-out terror trip" (James Ellroy) and "one of the best Irish novels, in any genre, of recent times" (John Connolly).Northern Ireland's Troubles may be over, but peace has not erased the crimes of the past. Gerry Fegan, a former paramilitary contract killer, is haunted by the ghosts of the twelve people he slaughtered. Every night, at the point of losing his mind, he drowns their screams in drink. But it's not enough. In order to appease the ghosts, Fegan is going to have to kill the men who gave him orders.From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all are called to account. But when Fegan's vendetta threatens to derail a hard-won truce and destabilize the government, old comrades and enemies alike want him dead.From the Trade Paperback edition
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Summary
Fegan has been a "hard man," an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2009.
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Neville, Stuart
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Jack Lennon investigations
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ghosts of Belfast
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781569477069
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Ghosts of Belfast
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781569477069
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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