PRAISE FOR WHO YOU'VE GOT TO KILL
“Ó Fiaich unapologetically exposes the shrapnel of war-torn Iraq, as he weaves the intricate, shocking display of political puppetry on both sides of the war, revealing its ugly effects on the lives of the innocent . . . The cinematic, twisting plot superbly navigates a series of explosive events that lead this battle-ready political thriller to its gripping conclusion.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[T]his novel is more than a military and political thriller. It is about the frailty of people and how some are corrupted by power. . . This is the essence of the book, which makes it a worthwhile story. If you love military history and political intrigue, or simply a good thriller you will enjoy this book. It flows, describes, and it makes one ponder the direction that wars or conflicts lead us as human beings. . . I recommend Who You’ve Got to Kill.” – Windy City Reviews
In this action-packed thriller, a military trial uncovers a deep-seated political conspiracy.
A squad of U.S. Marines is brutally ambushed while on a mission to clear houses of insurgent snipers in the city of Fallujah. In the aftermath of the ensuing firefight, the family of a prominent member of the Iraqi parliament is found dead. Three Marines are accused of murder in time of war and put on trial for their lives.
The new Iraqi prime minister has secretly agreed to allow the U.S. military to expand its operations throughout the country, but his fragile coalition in parliament is crumbling as the killings push Iraq to the verge of civil war. Conviction of the Marines in a military court will avenge the deaths and preserve his coalition. The war is at a tipping point and the fate of the Marines will determine the course of history in the Middle East. Thus, powerful men close to the president conspire to ensure the guilt of the Marines.
When defense counsel, Marine Captain Charles Slidell, uncovers evidence that may bring the conspiracy to light and prove his clients' innocence, he ignites a conflagration of political intrigue and bloodshed that burns across the battlefields of Iraq, through the cities of Baghdad and Washington, and into the secret chambers of politicians, generals, and the judiciary.
No measure is too extreme to guarantee the success of the conspiracy and protect the identities of those involved, and Slidell soon finds himself in a battle more deadly than any he faced in war.
Portraying the redemptive forces of love and loyalty, this thriller is nonetheless a no-holds-barred depiction of the depths to which human souls can plunge when ends justify means.
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Published October 8, 2012
Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, War.