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Stewart Binns

Betrayal
  • Betrayal

  • Stewart Binns

    'Brilliant. An explosive thriller with true authenticity' Tom Marcus, bestselling author of Soldier Spy

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    January, 1981. They're undercover in Belfast.

    Determined to put an end to a war.

    But in doing so, who will they betray?

    Jim Dowd and Maureen O'Brien, special forces soldiers, enter a bitterly divided Belfast with a mission: to go undercover, infiltrate one of the city's most dangerous Catholic neighbourhoods, and help change the course of a war that nobody is winning.

    The Ardoyne is a perilous world, where even a hint of their true identities will prove fatal. But it is also full of courage and loyalty, and Jim realises he admires this community - and his guilt at their deception grows ever stronger.

    When they receive shocking orders, Maureen knows they must act swiftly and ruthlessly, but can she rely on Jim? And if they rebel, are they betraying their country; or are they being betrayed?

    'Stunningly realistic . . . A must-read for anyone who cares about the history of our islands' Nick Hewer

Stewart Binns began his professional life as an academic. He passed selection for the SAS in 1980 and served for three years before settling into a career as a schoolteacher, specialising in English and history. Later in life he began a successful career in television. He has won a BAFTA, a Grierson, an RTS and a Peabody for his documentaries. Stewart has written two highly acclaimed historical series. Betrayal, a standalone, is his seventh novel.