The Bleeding Hills
I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
– 2 Timothy iv. 7
The Irish War is officially a part of history, but not for Finnean Whelan, an IRA veteran of almost 40 years. British Intelligence has produced evidence that he is the mastermind behind a conspiracy to assassinate the First Minister of Northern Ireland.
Finn is protected in his exile in the United States after having worked for the CIA. Consequently, British Intelligence has come up with a plan to lure Finn back into their jurisdiction, Northern Ireland, by revealing the identity of the man who is ultimately responsible for the killing of Finn’s wife, Shauna.
Here they hope not only to apprehend him but also lead them to another conspirator, Martin Sheehan, who hides in the Northern provinces. For Whelan, this is not only a mission of revenge but marks the beginning of a journey into the past and the return to the one true love: Ireland. Read more…