Danny McGuire doesn't like his job, but he's good at it.
Since his brother's murder eight years earlier he has become a professional killer: a hit man for hire, bent on retribution.
The Job: Danny's been contracted to eliminate the 'Thevshi' - the Ghost - the most elusive informant that has ever penetrated the Republican movement in Northern Ireland.
But there's a problem: the Thevshi claims to know who's responsible for his brother's death.
Danny's never killed someone he needed to talk to first.
The Target: When Finn O'Hanlon (A.K.A. the Thevshi) is attacked in a bar in Alabama he realises that his past has finally caught up with him.
Forced to flee, he embarks on a desperate journey to find Danny McGuire before it's too late.
The Complication: But Danny and Finn are up against someone who's spent years hiding a secret, and it's a secret they'll go to any lengths to protect.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 06/09/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780571290628