The Irish War is officially a part of history, but not for Finnean Whelan, an IRA veteran of almost 40 years. British Intelligence has produced evidence that he is the mastermind behind a conspiracy to assassinate the First Minister of Northern Ireland.
Finn is protected in his exile in the United States after having worked for the CIA. Consequently, British Intelligence has come up with a plan to lure Finn back into their jurisdiction, Northern Ireland, by revealing the identity of the man who is ultimately responsible for the killing of Finn’s wife, Shauna. Here they hope not only to apprehend him, but also lead them to another conspirator, Martin Sheehan, who hides in the Northern provinces.
For Whelan this is not only a mission of revenge, but marks the beginning of a journey into the past and the return to the one true love: Ireland.
Wilfried F. Voss was born and raised in Germany, but for the past twenty-plus years his home and heart have been in beautiful New England. He shares his birthday with celebrities like THE KING (Elvis Presley), Stephen Hawking, and David Bowie, which is January 8 (not the same year, though).
His background is in Electrical Engineering and his special skills allowed him to travel all over the world, until he found his home in the United States. He is married to an Irish-American green-eyed red-head, which made him an “Irish-by-Marriage,” and on May 27th, 2007 he was blessed with the birth of his son Patrick. The same year he was also officially received into the Episcopal Church. The next adventure will be to finally become an American citizen.read more
Reviews for The Bleeding Hills
Using the yarns of the past and the present, violence and love, deceit and honesty, The Bleeding Hills is a tale woven like an Irish sweater. It is a well crafted page-turner that keeps the reader in suspense with unexpected twists throughout. This story is about more than just a the Irish Troubles and espionage; it is personalized through Finn exploring his triumphs and retrospective regrets. What is truly impressive is the author’s skill at exploring the larger issue of civil conflicts–how individuals become involved and how governments perpetuate–without being obvious or sacrificing any of the story at hand. An outstanding story that is a must read.read more
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