The Marching Season

The Marching Season

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Allon series presents the second thriller featuring former CIA Agent Michael Osbourne, following The Mark of the Assassin.

When the Good Friday peace accords are shattered with three savage acts of terrorism, Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict. And after his father-in-law is nominated to become the new American ambassador to London, retired CIA agent Michael Osbourne is drawn back into the game. He soon discovers that his father-in-law is marked for execution. And that he himself is once again in the crosshairs of a killer known only as October, one of the most merciless assassins the world has ever known...

Baker & Taylor
Embittered ex-CIA agent Michael Osbourne is drawn into the troubled peace of Northern Ireland when his father-in-law, ex-Senator Douglas Cannon, is appointed ambassador to Britain and becomes the target of a ruthless assassin. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Signet, 2003
ISBN: 9780451209320
Branch Call Number: FICTION SILVA
Characteristics: 499 p. ; 19 cm


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May 31, 2016

This is one of Silva's early books, before the Gabriel Allon series. Some of the usual characters do show up.

I feel this book shows Silva's gift for plot development. I did not see the ending coming and highly recommend the book, especially for Silva fans.

I found the story gripping and informative. I don't have much background about the present day Irish troubles and this gave me some insight into the complexity of the issues. Brutal power struggles, it can happen anywhere when communities hold and refuse to do as Mandala has advise his countrymen and forgive and get on with creating a just society.

Mar 11, 2011

I really enjoyed the book right up to the end, which I thought was very bad


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