Ultimate Betrayal

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When Katrina Jones finds out the man she loves is an IRA terrorist on the run from the police, she is devastated. He disappears after a bomb explosion and Katrina sets out to track him down. She finds Sean McKinlay on a high country station in New Zealand and confronts him about his past. What she uncovers leads them both into danger but also reignites the love between them.

Strictly speaking, this is not what I would call an historical novel. It is set in present-day New Zealand but deals with events that occurred during the IRA bombing campaign in London and in the peace process that eventually followed. Halfway through the book it livens up a bit. Add a bomb plot and throw in a bit of Al-Qaeda and you have the makings of a good story, but to me it lacked depth. The characters were a little superficial, and the story wrapped up too quickly. I kept on wondering where the betrayal came into it, so in that sense it held my interest, but I found it very much an average sort of read.

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Published

Genre

Century

Price
(UK) £18.99

ISBN
(UK) 9780709087335

Format
Hardback

Pages
224

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