If you’re Irish-American, chances are you’ve heard horror stories about “the Troubles” in Ireland during the ’70s. However, if you’re not of Irish-American descent, author Patrick Taylor illuminates just how awful that time period was for Ireland.
Taylor’s novel Pray for Us Sinners is set in 1973 Belfast and revolves around two Ulsterman who are on opposing sides. Marcus Richardson is a British Army bomb-disposal officer while Davy MacCutcheon is a Provisional IRA who has been creating bombs since he was a teenager. Although both men are die-hard adherents to their causes, a series of events winds up shattering their deeply held beliefs, leaving them in a crisis of faith and a desire to make an honorable “getaway.”
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