Pray for Us Sinners by Patrick Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Marcus Richardson is from Ulster, but in the British Army. He's trained as a bomb disposal expert and is sent home to work undercover in the PIRA in 1973. Going undercover is hard, but he begins to understand a bit about why the working class Catholics hate the British. There is a lot of unexpected sympathy on both sides of the religion coin in Ulster, and a feeling that the fight is almost over. Even the die-hard PIRAs aren't sure why they are bombing innocent people when it hasn't brought about the results they want.
Not the most cheerful suspense crime novel, but the audio was worth it for all the different types of accents--Belfast, hick Irish, Dublin, snooty boarding school British, and so on.
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