A man hanging on by a thread. A city about to snap. From the acclaimed author of The North Water comes an epic story of revenge and obsession.
- Simon & Schuster
- Publish Date
- September 2020
Manchester, 1867. Two men, haunted by their pasts. Driven by the need for justice. Blood begets blood.In a fight for life and legacy.Stephen Doyle arrives in Manchester from New York. He is an Irish-American veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland, by any means necessary. Now he has come to seek vengeance.James O'Connor has fled grief and drink in Dublin for a sober start in Manchester as Head Constable. His mission is to discover and thwart the Feniansâ€™ plans. When his long-lost nephew arrives on his doorstep, he never could have foreseen how this would imperil his fragile new life â€“ or how his and Doyle's fates would come to be intertwined.The rebels will be hanged at dawn, and their brotherhood is already plotting revenge.