STAKEKNIFE

Britain's Secret Agents in Ireland

Written by
Greg Harkin
and
Ian Hurst
Stakeknife

The news story of the year: an explosive exposé of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside.

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Paperback:
280 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9780862788438

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ISBN:
9781847174383
Category Politics

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An explosive exposé of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside. The stories of two undercover agents -- Brian Nelson, who worked for the Force Research Unit (FRU), aiding loyalist terrorists and murderers in their bloody work; and the man known as Stakeknife, deputy head of the IRA's infamous ‘Nutting Squad', the internal security force which tortured and killed suspected informers.

Greg Harkin is the Belfast journalist who broke the Stakeknife story.

A sequence worthy of Catch-22 has the same agency employing agents on both sides, knocking off each other, so that one is left wondering who was really running the war, and for whose benefit. But then, Catch-22 was farce -- this is serious business, and murder.

Irish Independent
Senator Maurice Hayes - Irish Independent

‘Hurst cannot talk about the committal proceedings hanging over his head in relation to the publication of a book entitled Stakeknife, or the numerous injunctions served upon him thereafter. He is not allowed to divulge-even to his MP- the conditions of t

The Belfast Telegraph

Sensational. Remarkable and disturbing story about the British army’s dirty war in Northern Ireland

The Guardian

An enthralling account of the double standards employed by the competing intelligence agencies in Northern Ireland

Clare County Express

An important book

Irish Post

A compelling book - this terror tale should have a health warning

Irish Independent

Sensational. Remarkable and disturbing story about the British army’s dirty war in Northern Ireland

The Guardian

The book they tried to ban. The explosive inside story of Britain’s Crown Jewels at the heart of the IRA

Sunday Life
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