Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

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  • Paperback
  • 110 x 177 x 33mm | 284g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Open market ed
  • 10ill.
  • 0752827413
  • 9780752827414

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An Irish national who thought hed left politics behind him is caught between the IRA and the British police when hes suspected of a planting a bomb in a London bus. One minute Constantine Lindow, just arrived from long residence in Boston to take up a research post at Imperial College, was standing on a West End street corner waiting for Eamonn, the brother he hadnt seen in years; the next he was lying on the ground covered with debris. Even worse, the following day a pair of Her Majestys lawmen spirited him away from his hospital bed to ask him some pointed questions about the explosion; about Eamonns IRA connections; and about Cons own involvement in a churchyard bombing about which hed been questioned and released 15 years before. Only Commander Kenneth Foyle, head of the Metropolitan Police Forces Anti-Terrorism Branch, seems to believe Cons claims of innocence. But Foyle, hemmed in by superiors who want a quick arrest and mi5 colleagues desperate to conceal their own dealings with the real bomber, is soon off the case. By the time Con calls him with a promising theory of how the bomb was set off, its too late for Foyle to do anything with the information. And soon enough Con is under pressure himselffrom IRA stalwarts back home who demand that he run a dangerous mission for them, and from Eamonns comely friend Mary Menihan, who detaches herself from his brothers memory with indecent haste to become a sidekick full of her own ideas and loyalties. As long as Porter keeps his first novel cutting furiously between Con and Foyle, the thrills come reliably. But Vanity Fairs UK editor cant resist tossing in an elaborate cipher, internecine rivalries in the Service, and enough explosives to keep Hollywood busy for a whole summer. Still, whatever youre looking for in a thriller is certain to be here, with bells on. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

About Henry Porter

Henry Porter has written for most national broadsheet newspapers. He was editor of the Atticus column on the Sunday Times, moving to set up the Sunday Correspondent magazine in 1988. He contributes commentary and reportage to the Guardian, Observer, Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph. He is the British editor of the American magazine Vanity Fair and divides his time between New York and more