The year is 1979. The Cold War still separates the major powers. Air travel has become common and a shrinking Atlantic allows for some unusual family situations that border on the macabre.
This statement, revenge is best savored when it’s no longer expected, describes the idea behind the plot of ‘Unlikely Hero’. There are a number of angry people in this tale of murder with a sufficient reason to seek revenge.
The Ahern brothers raised in the turmoil of Northern Ireland have followed very different paths. The eldest, with the help of friends escaped to America; his natural ability in electronics in the growing age of computers allowed him to carve out a financial empire. The youngest, the victim of treachery put this schooling to his advantage by becoming a paid killer. Only the middle brother married, his wife bore a son eight months after his death. That child, Garth Ahern, believes he is predestined to die in prison like his father. He has reached the age of nine convinced of this by the screeches of an abusive mother and the condemnation of an old priest. Deprived of a daddy, the boy needed a hero.
- Unlikely Hero
- Author: Geraldine Fitzsimmons
- ISBN: 978-1925148275
- RRP: $14.99 US
- Publisher: IFWG Publishing LLC
- Crime Thriller (1970s)
- 248 pages – paperback English
- Binding: Perfect bound
- Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
- eBook Formats: Kindle, NOOK Book, Kobo Books (or buy direct from IFWG Publishing)
- Key Words: Crime Thriller, The Troubles, Ireland,
- Publication Date: 2013