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Shadow Dancer

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Colette McVeigh: Mother. Widow. Terrorist. For all of her twenty-nine years she has lived the Republican cause. Her husband was killed by the Brits. Her brothers have dedicated their lives to fighting them. Until she is arrested in an aborted bombing raid in London when she has to make a choice: inform and see your children again; or stay silent and watch them grow up from the inside of a prison cell. Her MI5 handler, David Ryan, has never questioned where his loyalties lie. But as he watches Colette put herself in increasing danger to fulfil her side of the bargain, he realises that his certainty and integrity have been fatally and irrevocably compromised...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 28mm | 299.37g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Film Tie-In
  • 0552167002
  • 9780552167000
  • 283,146

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"Quite exceptional...a taut, compelling story of love and torn loyalties" * Daily Telegraph * "A remarkable first novel...Bradby handles the tension with skill to produce a gripping tale" * The Times * "The best book on the northern conflict since Harry's Game...An excellent read on any level" * Irish Independent *show more

About Tom Bradby

TOM BRADBY has been a correspondent for ITN for almost two decades. He is currently ITV News' Political Editor. He is the author of six thrillers: Shadow Dancer, The Sleep of the Dead, The Master of Rain (shortlisted for CWA Steel Dagger for Thriller of the Year), The White Russian (shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Award for Historical Novel of the Year), The God of Chaos and Blood Money. He has also written the screenplay for director James Marsh's acclaimed adaptation of Shadow Dancer which previewed at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals to critical acclaim. He is currently writing the screenplay of his novel The Master of Rain.show more

Review Text

"Quite exceptional...a taut, compelling story of love and torn loyalties"show more

Back cover copy

Colette McVeigh: Mother. Widow. Terrorist. For all of her twenty-nine years she has lived the Republican cause. Her husband was killed by the Brits. Her brothers have dedicated their lives to fighting them. Until she is arrested in an aborted bombing raid in London when she has to make a choice: inform and see your children again; or stay silent and watch them grow up from the inside of a prison cell. Her MI5 handler, David Ryan, has never questioned where his loyalties lie. But as he watches Colette put herself in increasing danger to fulfil her side of the bargain, he realises that his certainty and integrity have been fatally and irrevocably compromised...show more

Rating details

131 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 15% (19)
4 36% (47)
3 37% (49)
2 9% (12)
1 3% (4)
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