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 towards the end of March. I can’t wait for you to read it.


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