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Turncoat

Anthony Quinn

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No Exit Press
01 February 2021
The sole survivor of a murderous ambush, a Belfast police detective is forced into a desperate search for a mysterious informer that takes him to a holy island on Lough Derg, a place shrouded in strange mists and hazy rain, where nothing is as it first appears to be.

A keeper of secrets and a purveyor of lies, the detective finds himself surrounded by enemies disguised as pilgrims, and is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the purgatorial island, where he is forced to confront a series of disturbing secrets and ghosts in his own life.

Haunting and unsettling, Turncoat probes the legacy of the Troubles, the loss of collective memories and the moral consequences for the individual. It is a story of guilt, survival and the terrible price of self-knowledge, told through the voice of a detective with a double life. Descending into paranoia, he uncovers a sinister panorama of cover-ups and conspiracies. The closer he edges to the truth, the deeper he is drawn into the currents of power, violence and guilt engulfing his country...
By:   Anthony Quinn
Imprint:   No Exit Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781843447214
ISBN 10:   1843447215
Pages:   1
Publication Date:   01 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Anthony J. Quinn is an Irish writer and journalist. His debut novel Disappeared was selected as a Times Book of the Year 2014 and led the Daily Mail to mark Quinn as a star in the making. His short stories have twice been shortlisted for a Hennessy/New Irish Writing award. Blind Arrows is the second in a series of three historical novels set in Ireland during WWI and the War of Independence. It follows The Blood-Dimmed Tide, a stunning piece of historical fiction with WB Yeats as its main protagonist. Quinn has been nominated for the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the US Strand Literary Award. He lives in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Reviews for Turncoat

This is a novel to be read slowly and to be savoured sip by sip, as its spider's web slowly but surely snares you in its grip. --Daily Mail on Disappeared The Troubles of Northern Ireland are not over. They may no longer reach the headlines, but they continue to damage lives and memories. This is the message so disturbingly, convincingly and elegantly conveyed in Anthony Quinn's first novel, Disappeared . . . Beautifully haunting. --Times Quinn's knowledge of post-Troubles Northern Ireland effortlessly converts itself into an effective thriller. --Publishers Weekly Hypnotically expressive . . . irresistible crime thriller. --Independent A tough yet lyrical novel. --Sunday Times on Disappeared


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