'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.
The Undiscovered Country by Aidan McQuade
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