The Savage Day

The Savage Day

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The British Army are fighting a bloody undercover battle against an enemy close to home. Which is why they seem prepared to forget the ex-Major Simon Vaughan's past, spring him from prison and offer him a free hand - for in Northern Ireland it's time for the dog of war to have his savage day.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 110 x 180 x 14mm | 79g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 014026955X
  • 9780140269550

Review Text

Relentlessly savage days and nights in Ireland, by this British author who matches MacLean's classic Navarone gun for gut. Simon Vaughan is sprung from a Greek prison to spy for Britain in I.R.A.-land. Working through old friend Meyer, the arms runner, Vaughan teams up in Belfast with wild Irish-American Norah and her young idealist bodyguard - and is soon on his way to spotting Norah's uncle, "The Small Man," an old revolutionist, and some purloined swag. But the trio run up against the murderous Sons of Erin, out for apolitical gain, and there are brawls, chases, and split second shifts. Tough as nails - for the coffins of those lucky stiffs not blown to smithereens. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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416 ratings
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5 20% (85)
4 39% (161)
3 35% (145)
2 6% (23)
1 0% (2)
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