For more than four years, Martin McGartland lived the astonishing life of a secret agent.
To the IRA, he was a trusted Intelligence Office and an integral member of an active service unit. To the British Government however, he was known only as 'Agent Carol'. Martin McGartland is credited by British Intelligence with saving the lives of at least fifty people. Every time he tipped off the authorities, he risked detection and yet, heroically and fearlessly, he continued to pass on life-saving information.
Finally, his cover was blown. Martin was taken from Sinn Fein headquarters in Belfast to an IRA safehouse for questioning and almost certain execution. Though guarded by armed men, in a desperate bid for freedom, he dived from a third floor window ... This breathtaking story is now a major film starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess (as Marty) and Rose McGowan.
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The only book I have read in 1 day!
I watched the film fifty dead men walking and was intrigued to find out more about Marty. I found out from the Internet that the book was a must read and contradicts the film in many ways.
The book is riveting from beginning to end, you are caught up in the roller coaster world of Marty from the very beginning and are unable to put it down, possibly one of the best books I have ever read. I am normally bored with books that take forever to get into the story, but from page one, you are taken along for the ride of a lifetime feeling the tension and fear that Marty went through.
A must read.
I watched the movie then purchased the book & found it to be completely different.
I think it takes a lot of courage to do what he did & reading the book i found myself unable to put it down :)
Fifty dead men walking
Exciting at times ,sharp ending