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by Gerald Seymour

eBook Field of Blood ePub
Author: Gerald Seymour
Language: English
ISBN: 0552147230
ISBN13: 978-0552147231
Publisher: Corgi Adult; New Ed edition (1999)
Pages: 461
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 490
Formats: lit txt docx lrf
ePub file: 1630 kb
Fb2 file: 1611 kb

Gerald Seymour confirms the power of his story telling once again with "Field of Blood".

Gerald Seymour confirms the power of his story telling once again with "Field of Blood". It is 30 years since he wrote this book and 20 years since the Good Friday Peace Accord brought an end to The Troubles, but it only takes an instant and the reader is transported to the horror and brutality of the times, especially as it was visited on ordinary people caught in the crossfire

Gerald Seymour was born to William Kean Seymour and his second wife . Television adaptations have been made of his books Harry's Game, The Glory Boys, The Contract, Red Fox, The Informant based on Field of Blood, A Line in the Sand and The Waiting Time.

Gerald Seymour was born to William Kean Seymour and his second wife, Rosalind Wade Career.

A 'Field of Blood' as Seymour reminds us, inside the front cover, is a place where betrayers, such as, Judas Iscariot . Gerald Seymour has written many excellent thrillers but this is, in my view, his best.

A 'Field of Blood' as Seymour reminds us, inside the front cover, is a place where betrayers, such as, Judas Iscariot was buried. He hung himself, of course, and the thirty pieces of silver he had couldn't be returned. Seymour's trilogy of books set during Northern Ireland's troubles - "Harry's Game", "The Journeyman Tailor" and "Field of Blood" - are based on his extensive, "on the ground" experience as a news reporter during the period and are all riveting reads, but what turns "Field of Blood" into an outstanding work is his equally insightful and wholly believable exploration of the forced.

Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME

Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever. Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. He has been a full-time writer since 1978.

By now a popular figure, Gerald used the setting of the streets of Northern Island to write his first book, Harry’s Game, which became an international best seller in 1975. In 1976, he moved with Gillian, his wife, and their two sons, Nicholas and James, to Rome to open an ITN bureau. After the successful release of his second novel, The Glory Boys, Gerald moved to Dublin, Ireland, with his family.

Fantastic book, full of intrigue and some sadness, usual high standard of writing by Seymour, excellent. by Philip Bailey on May 25, 2017. Rate it . You Rated it .

Field of Blood audiobook written by Gerald Seymour. Narrated by John O'Mahoney. No monthly commitment

Field of Blood audiobook written by Gerald Seymour. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast and Google Assistant. Unless he dares think the unthinkable. Lieutenant David Ferris never wanted to join the army but found himself there anyway. In a cruel twist of fate his path crosses that of Sean McNally's and he quickly becomes a pawn on the frontline of a brutally tense war of nerves. As McNally prepares to gives evidence Ferris must confront his own destiny.

Уou ll never walk alone
If you enjoy reading of Irish history in fiction you will probably enjoy Seymour`s book. I have enjoyed this one as well as his others.
superstar
If you don't know Gerald Seymour's work, you are really missing something important in the espionage genre. See my review of The Unknown Soldier.
GawelleN
An in your face, brutal, no holds barred story not only about the daily life of a family that wants a new beginning, but is also about the police and army personnel that have given up a 9 to 5 existence to be involved in the urban guerrilla warfare that had threatened to tear Northern Ireland apart. More specifically, the story's central character Sean McNally is a tout, but not just any tout, he is a tout of the highest order. He is super tout who has names of that go the way up the chain. He's a betrayer, a super tout, who is looking at twenty five years to life for the brutal murder of a judge from the use, of all things, a rocket launcher and he now he wants immunity for it. Will the government give it or will they wilt and send him off to prison instead? Also, who in their right mind would give such a person immunity anyway?

Another character, is Lt. David Ferris, who, as the arresting officer, is mixed up to his nuts with McNally and also with the Criminal Investigation Special (CIS) Branch.They are pushing him all the way because they want a result, they need a result and he can get it for them too. Ferris is a busy man because he's involved not only with the case, but also he is a full time officer the British army who works well and truly around the clock. He's on foot patrol with rocks and all sorts of things in his face, he's in charge of his unit leading the way and he knows that the Turf Lodge Estate where he often visits, is a melting pot of hatred against the British Army. His life is not easy. He has to face the viciousness, the violence and the abhorrence in Northern Ireland on a daily basis. That's his life.

A 'Field of Blood' as Seymour reminds us, inside the front cover, is a place where betrayers, such as, Judas Iscariot was buried. He hung himself, of course, and the thirty pieces of silver he had couldn't be returned. So it was used to buy a small field to bury him. Now, until this day, that field is called "Hakeldama" or a field of blood. So Seymour asks the question, will this be where McNally ends up or will he end up getting immunity and a new life away from friends and everyone he knows?

Its a very pyrrhic story where there are lots of losers and if there are any winners, it comes at an excessive cost. Actually, most of Seymour's are like this and it has tended to be a major theme through out his career. The good news is that if you liked this one, then you will LOVE 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and, of course, 'Harry's Game' which are phenomenal! 4 Stars for this one.
Quphagie
Gerald Seymour has written many excellent thrillers but this is, in my view, his best. Seymour's trilogy of books set during Northern Ireland's troubles - "Harry's Game", "The Journeyman Tailor" and "Field of Blood" - are based on his extensive, "on the ground" experience as a news reporter during the period and are all riveting reads, but what turns "Field of Blood" into an outstanding work is his equally insightful and wholly believable exploration of the forced relationship between two people trained by their upbringings and circumstances to detest everything about each other and what they stand for. The only unbelievable thing is how such a good novel can be out of print.
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