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The Undiscovered Country By Aidan McQuade

The Undiscovered Country

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Two IRA detectives attempt to solve the murder of a young boy during the Irish War of Independence in 1920
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The Undiscovered Country by Aidan McQuade

'A smart and pacy debut' Irish Times

'One is struck by its mordant wit and fierce intelligence' Martin W. Sandler, National Book Award-winning author and historian

1920, the Irish War of Independence. Amid the turmoil of an emerging nation, two young IRA members assigned to police a rural village discover the body of a young boy, apparently drowned.

One of them, a veteran of the First World War, recognises violence when he sees it - but does one more corpse really matter in this time of bitter conflict?

The reluctant detectives must navigate the vicious bloodshed, murky allegiances and savage complexities of a land defining itself to find justice for the murdered boy. Neither of them realises just how dangerous their task will become.

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'A smart and pacy debut that details a historical period that deserves further exploration' Irish Times

About Aidan McQuade

Dr Aidan McQuade was CEO of Anti-Slavery International from 2006 to 2017, and prior to that worked extensively in development and humanitarian response for thirteen years. He comes from South Armagh in Ireland, and now lives in London.


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The Undiscovered Country by Aidan McQuade
Aidan McQuade
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