1793 and James Burke is under cover in Ireland, spying on Irish Nationalists. His objective: to discover any plots to conspire with the French to bring down English rule in Dublin.
Dublin is full of plotters. Finding them is easy. Staying alive is not as straightforward.
A tale of spying, love and death against the background of the early struggle for Irish independence.
It’s real history but not how you learned it at school.
Tom tells Historia about the background to his new book, including the shocking cruelties during this troubled time, in his Historia feature, Why I wrote about Irish History.