the former hit man is hiding out in New York, having cut all ties wiht his old life. But he made a fatal mistake: he spared the life of Bull O'Kane, a ruthless gang leader who will stop at nothing to get his revenge.
a merciless assassin who kills without pity or remorse, The Traveller is hired by O'Kane. His instructions are to find - and terminate - Fegan, and O'Kane knows the perfect bait to lure Fegan back to Belfast.
his family have disowned him and his colleagues don't trust him. But when he discovers that his ex-partner and young daughter are helpless pawns caught up in O'Kane's thirst for vengeance, Lennon must enter into a desperate alliance if he is to save them both.
Terrifyingly authentic, shiveringly good
Fast-paced, coolly plotted
James Ellroy and Val McDermid were among admirers of Stuart Neville's corpse-filled debut The Twelve, and his follow-up Collusion is another mesmerising Belfast blood bath. The Traveller and O'Kane are memorably grotesque creations and Neville's violent showdowns rival those in Jacobean revenge plays
A second novel that not only lives up to the promise of the first, but actually exceeds it
Brisk, addictive and possessing an expert sense of when to play the "supernatural" card, Collusion is a worthy successor to one of last year's best thrillers