Wolves of Eden

Wolves of Eden
Author: Kevin McCarthy
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 9780393357608
ISBN 13: 0393357600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolves of Eden Book Review:

1866. Dakota Territory. Red Cloud's coalition of tribes battles the U.S. Army to reclaim its hunting grounds in the Powder River Valley. Against this background, Wolves of Eden sets four men on a deadly collision course in a narrative that explores the cruelty of warfare, the power of love, and the resilience of the human spirit: Lieutenant Martin Molloy and his loyal orderly, sent West to investigate a triple murder at a frontier fort; and Irish immigrant brothers Thomas and Michael O'Driscoll, who survive the brutal front lines of the Civil War only to find themselves as both hunters and the hunted in another bloody campaign. Blending intimate historical detail and emotional acuity, Wolves of Eden firmly establishes Kevin McCarthy "in the companyof masters like Patrick O'Brian and Hilary Mantel" (Stephen Harrigan).

Wolves of Eden A Novel

Wolves of Eden  A Novel
Author: Kevin McCarthy
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 039365205X
ISBN 13: 9780393652055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolves of Eden A Novel Book Review:

The Civil War may be over, but in this thrilling historical novel, the battle for the West is only just beginning. Dakota Territory, 1866. Following the murders of a frontier fort’s politically connected sutler and his wife in their illicit off-post brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy and his long-suffering orderly, Corporal Daniel Kohn, are ordered to track down the killers and return with “boots for the gallows” to appease powerful figures in Washington. The men journey west to the distant outpost in a beautiful valley, where the soldiers inside the fort prove to be violently opposed to their investigations. Meanwhile, Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O’Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as migrant farm laborers in peacetime Ohio, they reenlist in the army and are shipped to Fort Phil Kearny in the heart of the Powder River Valley. Here they are thrown into merciless combat with Red Cloud’s coalition of Native tribes fighting American expansion into their hunting grounds. Amidst the daily carnage, Thomas finds a love that will lead to a moment of violence as brutal as any they have witnessed in battle—a moment that will change their lives forever. Blending intimate historical detail and emotional acuity, Wolves of Eden sets these four men on a deadly collision course in a haunting narrative that explores the cruelty of warfare and the resilience of the human spirit.

Pride of Eden

Pride of Eden
Author: Taylor Brown
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1250203821
ISBN 13: 9781250203823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pride of Eden Book Review:

The enthralling new novel from the acclaimed author of Fallen Land, The River of Kings, and Gods of Howl Mountain Retired racehorse jockey and Vietnam veteran Anse Caulfield rescues exotic big cats, elephants, and other creatures for Little Eden, a wildlife sanctuary near the abandoned ruins of a failed development on the Georgia coast. But when Anse’s prized lion escapes, he becomes obsessed with replacing her—even if the means of rescue aren’t exactly legal. Anse is joined by Malaya, a former soldier who hunted rhino and elephant poachers in Africa; Lope, whose training in falconry taught him to pilot surveillance drones; and Tyler, a veterinarian who has found a place in Anse’s obsessive world. From the rhino wars of Africa to the battle for the Baghdad Zoo, from the edges of the Okefenokee Swamp to a remote private island off the Georgia coast, Anse and his team battle an underworld of smugglers, gamblers, breeders, trophy hunters, and others who exploit exotic game. Pride of Eden is Taylor Brown's brilliant fever dream of a novel: set on the eroding edge of civilization, rooted in dramatic events linked not only with each character’s past, but to the prehistory of America, where great creatures roamed the continent and continue to inhabit our collective imagination.

The Wolf Within

The Wolf Within
Author: Cynthia Eden
Publsiher: Cynthia Eden
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 0985554444
ISBN 13: 9780985554446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wolf Within Book Review:

FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days—and his nights—tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted. Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer. As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.

Wolves of Eden

Wolves of Eden
Author: Kevin McCarthy
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781432862329
ISBN 13: 1432862324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolves of Eden Book Review:

"A saga of loyalty and survival in the vast, severe American West. Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O'Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as farm laborers, they reenlist in the army and are thrown into ferocious combat with Red Cloud's coalition of Indian tribes in the heart of Montana's Powder River Valley. Thomas finds love amidst the daily carnage--which leads to a moment of violence that will change the brothers' lives forever. Meanwhile, following a double murder in an illicit brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy sets off to track down the killers. As he journeys to a remote outpost, he meets Irish nationalist rebels and anti-immigrant nativists who prove to be violently opposed to his investigations. Wolves of Eden blends intimate historical detail and emotional acuity in a haunting narrative that explores timeless themes of morality, the resilience of the human spirit, and the injustice implicit in warfare"--

Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf
Author: Cynthia Eden
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-01-28
ISBN 10: 9780758272270
ISBN 13: 0758272278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Cry Wolf Book Review:

Running With A Dangerous Crowd Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He's big, he's strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can't handle. Of course, that's because his predatory instincts are no metaphor-he's a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There's only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent. Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse-it's the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she's not quite as innocent as she'd like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn't stop stoking Sarah's animal lust, it's only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed. . . "A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride you won't want to miss. . .It hooked me from the first page." -Christine Feehan on Eternal Hunter "A wickedly unique voice in paranormal romance!" -Larissa Ione

The Edge of Eden

The Edge of Eden
Author: Helen Benedict
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 1569477531
ISBN 13: 9781569477533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of Eden Book Review:

A British diplomat drags his wife and children to the Seychelles in 1960, but it is not a paradise for all: “Wonderful . . . A true page-turner” (Joan Silber). When her husband, Rupert is posted to the remote Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean, Penelope is less than thrilled. While her sun-kissed children run barefoot on the beach and become enraptured by the ancient magic, or grigri, in the tropical colonial outpost, Rupert falls under another kind of spell—cast by a local beauty who won’t stop until she gets what she wants. Desperate to save her marriage, Penelope turns to black magic, exposing her family to the island’s sinister underbelly. Soon, they will all find their lives forever changed, in a novel that is both a suspenseful psychological drama and “an amusingly poignant look at the British abroad in the spirit of Evelyn Waugh” (Publishers Weekly).

A Friend of Mr Lincoln

A Friend of Mr  Lincoln
Author: Stephen Harrigan
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN 10: 0307745333
ISBN 13: 9780307745330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Friend of Mr Lincoln Book Review:

"The novel opens in 1832 in the Black Hawk War, when Micajah (Cage) Weatherby--an imaginary character--and Lincoln meet. Afterwards Cage musters out to Springfield, Illinois, where he becomes part of the group of ambitious young men, which includes Lincoln, in this frontier town on the make. And it is through Cage that we come to know his friend Lincoln in his twenties and early thirties, the Lincoln who is already a circuit-riding lawyer and a member of the state legislature, filled with an almost ungovernable ambition. But to Cage and to others with big dreams in this group--which includes Joshua Speed, Billy Herndon, Ninian Edwards, Stephen Douglas, Jim Reed--he is also a beloved, hypnotic figure, physically powerful, by turns charmingly awkward and mesmerizingly self-possesed, and a supremely gifted story teller, a man of whom they expect big things. Cage, a poet, both admires and clashes with Lincoln, as Lincoln's legal ethics allow him to take a murderer's case, or clients on both sides of the slavery issue. And Cage, himself engaged in a long affair with an independent young widow, charts Lincoln's never easy path, from his high spirits and earthy jokes to his soul-hollowing sadness and bouts with the hypo (depression), from his disastrous courtship of another Mary to finally marriage with beautiful, capricious, politically savvy, Mary Todd, who at the close of the novel in 1847 has presented him one son and some stability, although it leads to conflict with Cage, and sends the two men on very different paths into the future"--

Eden West

Eden West
Author: Pete Hautman
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 076367690X
ISBN 13: 9780763676902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eden West Book Review:

Tackling faith, doubt, and transformation, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman explores a boy’s unraveling allegiance to an insular cult. Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the land of the Grace. It is all seventeen-year-old Jacob knows. Beyond the fence lies the World, a wicked, terrible place, doomed to destruction. When the Archangel Zerachiel descends from Heaven, only the Grace will be spared the horrors of the Apocalypse. But something is rotten in paradise. A wolf invades Nodd, slaughtering the Grace’s sheep. A new boy arrives from outside, and his scorn and disdain threaten to tarnish Jacob’s contentment. Then, while patrolling the borders of Nodd, Jacob meets Lynna, a girl from the adjoining ranch, who tempts him to sample the forbidden Worldly pleasures that lie beyond the fence. Jacob’s faith, his devotion, and his grip on reality are tested as his feelings for Lynna blossom into something greater and the End Days grow ever closer. Eden West is the story of two worlds, two hearts, the power of faith, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Return of the Trickster

Return of the Trickster
Author: Eden Robinson
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 0735273480
ISBN 13: 9780735273481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Return of the Trickster Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY CBC BOOKS AND THE GLOBE AND MAIL In the third book of her brilliant and captivating Trickster Trilogy, Eden Robinson delivers an explosive, surprising and satisfying resolution to the story. All Jared Martin had ever wanted was to be normal, which was already hard enough when he had to cope with Maggie, his hard-partying, gun-toting, literal witch of a mother, Indigenous teen life and his own addictions. When he wakes up naked, dangerously dehydrated and confused in the basement of his mom's old house in Kitimat, some of the people he loves--the ones who don't see the magic he attracts--just think he fell off the wagon after a tough year of sobriety. The truth for Jared is so much worse. He finally knows for sure that he is the only one of his bio dad Wee'git's 535 children who is a Trickster too, a shapeshifter with a free pass to other dimensions. Sarah, his ex, is happy he's a magical being, but everyone else he loves is either pissed with him, or in mortal danger from the dark forces he's accidentally unleashed, or both. The scariest of those dark forces is his Aunt Georgina, a maniacal ogress hungry for his power, who has sent her posse of flesh-eating coy-wolves to track him down. Even though his mother resents like hell that Jared has taken after his dad, she is also determined that no one is going to hurt her son. For Maggie it's simple--Kill or be killed, bucko. Soon Jared is at the centre of an all-out war--a horrifying place to be for the universe's sweetest Trickster, whose first instinct is not mischief and mind games but to make the world a kinder, safer, place.

Rebels of Eden

Rebels of Eden
Author: Joey Graceffa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1501174614
ISBN 13: 9781501174612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebels of Eden Book Review:

The electrifying conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Children of Eden series that follows Rowan as she leaves behind the paradise she’s always dreamed of to save Eden—and the world—from a terrible fate. Rowan is finally in Harmonia, an Earth-friendly, sustainable commune in the wilderness she always believed was dead. Even in this idyllic world, she finds no peace. Harmonia has strict rules—and dire consequences. Thinking about Eden is forbidden, but she’s determined to rescue the loved ones she left behind. Though they are in terrible danger, her pleas for help are ignored. After months of living as one with nature, a shocking reminder of her past pushes Rowan to act. With the help of new friends, she infiltrates Eden. What she discovers is even worse than the situation she left behind. In the chaos of civil war, Rowan and her friends join forces with the second children and other rebels trapped inside. They fight for their lives, and for the future of humanity in this broken Earth.

The Sandcastle Empire

The Sandcastle Empire
Author: Kayla Olson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 0062484893
ISBN 13: 9780062484895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sandcastle Empire Book Review:

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. And even though Eden has lost everything to them, she refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores. Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves. But the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected. This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

The Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publsiher: Wednesday Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 1250144566
ISBN 13: 9781250144560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gilded Wolves Book Review:

*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes The Gilded Wolves, a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change--one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires... No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood. Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history--but only if they can stay alive.

The Immortal Rules

The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN 10: 1488027552
ISBN 13: 9781488027550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortal Rules Book Review:

These vampires don’t sparkle…they bite. Book 1 of the Blood of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Fey, begins a thrilling dark fantasy series where vampires rule, humans are prey…and one girl will become what she hates most to save all she loves. Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, where the vampires who killed her mother rule and she and her crew of outcasts must hide from the monsters at night. All that drives Allie is her hatred of vampires, who keep humans as prey. Until the night Allie herself dies…a becomes one of the monsters. When she hears of a mythical place called Eden that might have a cure for the blood disease that killed off most of civilization, Allie decides to seek it out. Hiding among a band of humans, she begins a journey that will have unforeseen consequences…to herself, to the boy she’s falling for who believes she’s human, and to the future of the world. Now Allie must decide what—and who—is worth dying for…again. “A fresh and imaginative thrill ride.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Books in the Blood of Eden series: The Immortal Rules The Eternity Cure The Forever Song

Immortal Danger

Immortal Danger
Author: Cynthia Eden
Publsiher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-27
ISBN 10: 1952824303
ISBN 13: 9781952824302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortal Danger Book Review:

To get her help…he’ll have to bleed for her. Adam Brody is desperate—he’ll do anything to get Maya Black to help him. And, unfortunately for him, the price of Maya’s services…is blood. A former cop turned vamp, Maya’s reputation definitely precedes her. Once upon a time, she helped the weak and innocent. Now, she spends her nights terrifying demons and all manner of paranormal beasts. According to the stories, she is the baddest of the bad…and she’s exactly the vamp that Adam needs. The only one who can help him. Maya’s days (and nights) of helping are long gone—she stopped that routine when she bled out in a dirty alley and woke with bloodlust and fangs. But now she’s got a sexy stranger standing in front of her, offering her anything she wants, as long as she helps him find his missing niece. Okay. Fine. Maybe somewhere deep in her cold, cold heart, she has a vague soft spot for kids…and for gorgeous, muscled, hot guys. So she’ll help him. This once. She’ll take the blood payment he offers, and she’ll find the kid. Except… Adam has secrets. The kind of secrets that can burn a whole town straight to ash. The longer that he’s around Maya, the more uncontrolled he becomes as the beast he keeps locked inside himself fights for freedom. Adam didn’t count on falling for the fearless vamp, but now that he’s under her spell, Adam isn’t sure he can ever imagine a life without her…And when someone like Adam finds a mate, that bonding lasts forever. Author’s Note: Strap in…it’s going to be one hot ride. Maya and Adam are about to fight the baddest of the supernatural predators out there. They’re also about to find out that opposites can attract—and ignite. IMMORTAL DANGER is a full-length, paranormal romance with a guaranteed happy ending. It was originally first released in March of 2009, but it has now been revised and updated.

Trickster Drift

Trickster Drift
Author: Eden Robinson
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 0735273456
ISBN 13: 9780735273450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trickster Drift Book Review:

Following the Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted Son of a Trickster comes Trickster Drift, the second book in Eden Robinson's captivating Trickster trilogy. In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he's being stalked by David, his mom's ex--a preppy, khaki-wearing psycho with a proclivity for rib-breaking. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can't protect him like she used to because he's moved away from Kitimat to Vancouver for school. Even though he's got a year of sobriety under his belt (no thanks to his enabling, ever-partying mom), Jared also struggles with the temptation of drinking. And he's got to get his grades up, find a job that doesn't involve weed cookies, and somehow live peacefully with his Aunt Mave, who has been estranged from the family ever since she tried to "rescue" him as a baby from his mother. An indigenous activist and writer, Mave smothers him with pet names and hugs, but she is blind to the real dangers that lurk around them--the spirits and supernatural activity that fill her apartment. As the son of a Trickster, Jared is a magnet for magic, whether he hates it or not--he sees ghosts, he sees the monster moving underneath his Aunt Georgina's skin, he sees the creature that comes out of his bedroom wall and creepily wants to suck his toes. He also still hears the Trickster in his head, and other voices too. When the David situation becomes a crisis, Jared can't ignore his true nature any longer.

Seeds of Eden

Seeds of Eden
Author: A. P. Watson
Publsiher: R. R. Bowker
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 9780988801936
ISBN 13: 0988801930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeds of Eden Book Review:

Visions of decapitated corpses, pools of blood, and a masked executioner have haunted Evey's dreams for as long as she can remember. Torn between life in the waking world and dreams of the dead, she discovers her normal existence is nothing more than an illusion. As time passes, she is led to question the confines of her own sanity. What sins could she possibly have committed to warrant such a curse?The answers Evey has longed for surface with the sudden arrival of a familiar stranger. Conrad's mystifying appearances in her nightmares only seems to draw her closer to him, and the attraction she feels for him is undeniable. But when he confesses that their fates have been intertwined for centuries and the secrets of her past are revealed, Evey realizes that answers sometimes only lead to more complicated questions. Did one bite of forbidden fruit precipitate the Fall of Man? Or was a much more sinister force at work? Either way, the choices made in the Garden of Eden won't go unpunished. If Evey and Conrad are to keep history from repeating itself, then the two of them must outrun a great darkness before it can claim their lives again.

The Shadows of Eden

The Shadows of Eden
Author: Michael R. Joens
Publsiher: Moody Pub
Total Pages: 451
Release: 1995-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780802416971
ISBN 13: 0802416977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadows of Eden Book Review:

Norduk, the Wolf, relentlessly seeks Aeryck, sending barbaric Saxon leaders and packs of wolves to take his life--to put an end to the dream that haunts him. To Aeryck's horror, evasion comes at great expense--the shadow of death tracks him like a skilled, persistent hunter. The Anglo-Saxon war is the backdrop for this thrilling new mystery.

Lord of the Wolves

Lord of the Wolves
Author: Heather Graham
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-01-11
ISBN 10: 0307815153
ISBN 13: 9780307815156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of the Wolves Book Review:

SHE IS A HEROINE OF HER PEOPLE. . . . With her extraordinary violet eyes, ebony hair, and ivory skin, the French countess Melisande was a prize for any man. But it was Conar MacAuliffe, a young warrior who rode into battle to defend her people, who made Melisande his bride—and then disappeared for years. Now MacAuliffe has returned to claim his wife, a ravishing woman determined to fight for her freedom at all costs. But the proud beauty who fears no man suddenly fears herself—and the passionate embrace of the husband who vows never to let her go. HE IS THE MIGHTY VIKING CONQUEROR THEY CALLED . . . Lord of the Wolves, a legendary warrior whose greatest challenge will come with the woman he is destined to wed. In the fiery Melisande he will find his heaven and hell. Even as he wages war for her heart, he dares not yield his own. Even as he lays sweet seductive siege to her body, he tries to shield his soul. It will take a common enemy and a little trust to awaken them both to a love that can change their lives forever.

Peeler

Peeler
Author: Kevin McCarthy
Publsiher: Mercier Press Ltd
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN 10: 1856357023
ISBN 13: 9781856357029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peeler Book Review:

West Cork. November 1920. The Irish War of Independence rages. The body of a young woman is found brutally murdered on a windswept hillside, a scrapboard sign covering her mutilated body reads 'TRATOR'. Traitor. Acting Sergeant Séan O'Keefe of the Royal Irish Constabulary, a wounded veteran of the Great War, is assigned to investigate the crime, aided by sinister detectives sent from Dublin Castle to ensure he finds the killer, just so long as the killer he finds best serves the purposes of the crown in Ireland. . . The IRA has instigated its own investigation into the young woman's death, assigning young Volunteer Liam Farrell – failed gunman and former law student – to the task of finding a killer it cannot allow to be one of its own. Unknown to each other, the RIC Constable and the IRA Volunteer relentlessly pursue the truth behind the savage killing, their investigations taking them from the bullet-pocked lanes and thriving brothels of a war-torn Cork city to the rugged, deadly hills of West Cork, both seeking a killer, both seeking to stay alive in a time where 'murder's as common as rain and no one knows a thing about it, even when they do. '