‘Maher writes with wonderful sympathy and insight...a dedicated and gifted writer who has plenty to say.'
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‘John Maher is a complex and intriguing writer. As high-class entertainment, this is seriously comic storytelling.’
Tim Danaher, an Irish-born British army operative in post-World War 2 Palestine, is lured into a remote Druze Arab village where, in the company of two young Druze men, he is decapitated.
Over fifty years later, his secret son, Jack O’Donnell, a retired Middle Eastern scholar living in a small village in the south of Ireland, under the cover of academic research, discovers the true story of his father’s terrible end.
As he dices between the dusty Druze village in the Western Galilee and his own village, O’Donnell is torn between two women. How far will he go to dispel the darkness of the past? In the wings, anonymous eyes are watching and waiting and wondering much the same thing…
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