2024 Books to Look Out for

I’ve never before had one of my books appear in a round-up of titles to look out for in the year ahead, so was thrilled to see Four Shots in the Night feature in two of them over the last week or so – in the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner.

Also exciting to see some of the other books coming out in the months ahead. Am particularly looking forward to Andrew O’Hagan’s Caledonian Road and Salman Rushdie’s Knife, as well as Olivia Laing’s The Garden Against Time.

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Four Shots in the Night

Am excited to announce my new book – out in March 2024.

Here’s a bit more about it:

It’s a story that starts with the 1986 murder of a British spy inside the IRA.

Nobody was arrested at the time. But his death set in motion a process that led, thirty years later, to the largest murder investigation in British history. Its target? Another British spy, codenamed ‘Stakeknife’, believed to have carried out this murder and dozens more.

My book, Four Shots in the Night, is the story of what happened on the night of the murder, the role played in all this by Martin McGuinness, and the larger narrative of British intelligence in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. It is about trust and betrayal, love and death, a family’s search for the truth, and how far any spy should be allowed to go in the pursuit of intelligence. Over the last decade I’ve written three other books about spies, but this one is very different: I have never before explored a subject that’s so contemporary, and so raw. Nor have I taken on a story that moves me as much as this one, in ways that I’m still trying to figure out.

Four Shots in the Night is out in March of next year. I can’t wait for you to read it.


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New Book

Coming soon…

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Not Long Now

A quick update: Our Man in New York will be released in the UK in all its different formats on Thursday 5 September. For the kindlers out there, it is available as an ebook; for those who prefer paper, it will be out in hardback; and anyone who wants to hear me reading it out can download or stream the audiobook.

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