Fegan has been a "hard man" - an IRA killer in Northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by 12 ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders.
As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too. Now he has given Fate - and his quarry - a hostage. Is this Fegan's ultimate mistake?
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I very much enjoyed this book. It was hard to tear myself away. The Northern Irish accent of the narrator is realistic and compelling. The only thing that might give one pause about buying this book is the whole ghost part. The main character is a former hit man for the IRA who is haunted by the ghosts of the people he has killed. The thrust of the plot is that he is driven by these ghosts he calls the followers to kill the people who ordered or participated in their murder. If you buy that premise and I did you will enjoy listening to this book. In point of fact, for me, it only bothered me for the very beginning. It is the only reason I don't give this book a five star rating. That is the only caveat. I only mention it because not all listeners will be into that sort of thing. Once you get past that, though, you will find it difficult to put this book down. Enjoy.