An Irish Novel of SuspenseBook - 1998
When his father, a retired policeman from the Northern Irish force, is killed in a gas explosion, the past comes back to haunt Jack McCallan, setting him on a tortuous, dangerous career culminating in a shocking climax. A first novel.
Blackwell North Amer
The troubles in Northern Ireland have been over for twenty years, but for Jack McCallan they are just beginning.
Inheritance is a timely and electrifying thriller of political violence by a veteran newsman who has covered Northern Ireland for years. When Bob McCallan, a retired policeman from the Northern Irish force, is suddenly killed in a gas explosion, he leaves his son, Jack, an unexpected fortune. But with this legacy comes a key to a deadly past, one which many would rather forget.
If you want my advice, don't do anything. Let it drop, Jacks' father's best friend advised. He was whispering as if someone might be listening. "Go about your life as if this hadn't happened. You don't need to know any more than you know now. You're a wealthy young man with a great future. Leave the past where it is."
As Jack probes his father's life and death, he finds himself on a twisting, perilous path that started twenty years before and leads to a surprising, shocking conclusion. An engrossing thriller that never lets up, Inheritance marks the debut of a brilliant storyteller with a bright future ahead.
When Bob McCallan, a retired police officer, is killed in a gas explosion, his son Jack receives an unexpected fortune and a key to a secret from the past that many would rather forget