Brian G. Scott - Tales of Belfast and Beyond - the trilogy

Seanie McDevitt – an ordinary Belfast jobbing musician – just wants to keep his nose clean and stay out of of trouble… And then a distant family connection gets him caught up in a paramilitary drug deal that goes disastrously wrong. Getting out in one piece, he ends up in Prague, in the former communist Czechoslovakia, just after the Velvet Revolution, when capitalist vultures and hangovers from the old regime were starting to pillage the assets of the country. There, Sean finds himself invited to become an ‘advisor’, and stumbles right into a story that reaches even further back into the time of the Nazi occupation … A tale of rock-and-roll and drugs and corruption, and it's entirely not sure whether he will emerge ahead of the game…

McDevitt is nicely settled down in the Caribbean, thanks to coming out of his previous escapades smelling of roses - and rich. Unfortunately, his past is about to catch up with him in the form of security forces from both the UK and US blackmailing him into acting as a tethered goat for the international criminal who nearly did for him last time. Getting accused of a brutal murder that he didn't commit, and having his wife and young son kidnapped was not part of the plan. Throw in germ warfare, US Special Forces and Islamic terrorists, and suddenly his life becomes as interesting as a smack in the mouth!

Sean McDevitt finds himself involved as the narrator, on the periphery of an investigation into the murder of an anonymous woman in West Belfast in 1973. This leads detectives into the heart of the Dirty War waged over a thirty-year period by security forces in Northern Ireland. Alongside their collusion with terrorists on both sides of the conflict, the trail leads to a paedophile ring sustained by blackmail and used as a conduit for arms and clandestine funds. It leads also to a mole within the Northern Ireland body politic. Corrupt police and army personnel attempt to sabotage the investigation by any means possible, including murder.

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