Author – L.D. Beyer
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
273 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 8/28/16
The Devil's Due is without doubt the best book I've read this year. That's high praise because I've had the privilege or reviewing many highly rated books. It is a historical novel set in Ireland in 1921 and depicts the war with England. Frank Kelleher is the main character. In the opening scenes young Frank is about to be murdered as a spy and traitor to the Irish Republican Army. He's been beaten to a pulp by his company commander, Billy Ryan, and is on the verge of being executed when the British attack the barn where Frank is being held. The diversion is enough for a friend to help him escape.
A year later, Frank learns of the plight of his girlfriend, Kathleen, and returns to make things right with her and clear his name. How he goes about that and the perils it causes is the main plot of the book. He and a handful of loyal friends soon uncover a plot that lands Frank in the hands of his nemesis again. And again his death sentence is about to be carried out.
The action is plentiful, the conflict is intense and the characters are colorful. As colorful as a country can be where a breakfast can consist of a plate of boiled potatoes and a cup of tea.
The editing is superb and character development is through. The writing style is crisp and descriptive but not overdone.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and recommend it strongly.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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