/ Jack Higgins
Number of votes: 323, avarage rating: 7.6285
For my children Sarah, Ruth, Sean and Hannah
The Russians trained him and planted him deep in the hottest spot in the free world -Northern Ireland. He had the perfect cover and the perfect plan- to kill the most beloved man on earth.
Too late the Russians changed their minds. He was out of their control. Desperately, the IRA tried to head him off. But he was even better then they at the undercover game. So Tony Villas of British Intelligence had to what he most hated. He had to have his Agency beg the help of Liam Devlin, former deadly foe and Irish terrorist, and the only one who could stop the ideal assassin before his victim unknowingly welcomed death with open arms...
"DO I PRESUME THAT YOU GENTLEMEN BELIEVE THAT THE MAN KELLY, OR CUCHULAIN TO GIVE HIM HIS CODENAME, IS ACTUALLY ACTIVE IN IRELAND..."
Mikhail Kelly's credentials were impeccable. Russian mother, Irish father hanged by the British. He could split an apple -or a head- across a large room with a handgun. And his special talent was acting. Then the KGB gave him the perfect part.... assassin.
For more than twenty years Cuchulain has created chaos, fear and disorder in Ireland by hitting counter-productive targets on both sides of the border, making fools of British Intelligence and the IRA. But Cuchulain is a man whose time is nearly up.
The one person who can identify him is the beautiful Tanya Voroninova, daughter of a KGB general. And the one person who can persuade her to defect is Liam Devlin, poet, scholar, IRA gunman retired.
Hunted by the combined forces of British Intelligence, the IRA and the KGB who now regard him as an expendable embarrassment, Cuchulain perhaps to hit the most counter-productive target of all time....