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The sole survivor of a murderous ambush, a Belfast police detective is forced into a desperate search for a mysterious informer that takes him to a holy island on Lough Derg, a place shrouded in strange mists and hazy rain, where nothing is as it first appears to be.
A keeper of secrets and a purveyor of lies, the detective finds himself surrounded by enemies disguised as pilgrims, and is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the purgatorial island, where he is forced to confront a series of disturbing secrets and ghosts in his own life.
Haunting and unsettling, Turncoat probes the legacy of the Troubles, the loss of collective memories and the moral consequences for the individual. It is a story of guilt, survival and the terrible price of self-knowledge, told through the voice of a detective with a double life. Descending into paranoia, he uncovers a sinister panorama of cover-ups and conspiracies. The closer he edges to the truth, the deeper he is drawn into the currents of power, violence and guilt engulfing his country...
Praise for Anthony J. Quinn
'This should make Quinn a star, for it is unquestionably one of the crime novels of the year' Daily Mail
'Superbly original' Sunday Express
'Beautifully written... a novel that demonstrates how capacious the crime fiction genre can be' Independent
Publication date: 12/11/2020
Publisher: No Exit Press
|Publication date:||12th November 2020|
|Publisher:||No Exit Press|
|Genres:||Modern and Contemporary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1964. Since 1998 he has been the film critic of the Independent. His first novel The Rescue Man (2009) won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.More About Anthony Quinn