In the winter of 1996, on the orders of the British Government, the SAS stole the contents of a safe belonging to the Provisional IRA.
Rick Fuller headed that team.
Days later Fuller’s wife was brutally murdered at his home.
Convinced he was betrayed from within, Fuller begins a relentless search for her murderers and the men who gave the order.
Ten years on Fuller is a Manchester gangland enforcer, a lone and bitter figure.
Fuller recruits an old colleague to help him recover a consignment of cocaine from Amsterdam. In the search, doors open on the past and Fuller can finally take his revenge on the men who betrayed him.
Robert White delivers an unyielding story with humanly imperfect and highly plausible characters likely based on real-life experience.
It's a very gritty read full of action packed pages which will force you to keep on turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning.
I liked the honest portrayal of the underbelly of the criminal fraternity and the insights it gives into city gangs and violence. It might prove a little hard going for some, but it is what it is. Robert White knows that, and it shows in every page of his well-written work. This book is in my to 're-read' library.
A highly recommended novel.
Rick Fuller, a once decorated SAS hero, now Manchester hit-man, likes nothing better than disposing of his employer's rivals in return for a suitcase of cash. His spectacular fall from grace and obsession to discover the identity of the IRA terrorist who gunned down his wife, all but destroyed him.
Ten years have passed since that fateful day, and Ireland has seen many changes. Patrick O'Donnell, the man who slaughtered Cathy Fuller on her doorstep in Hereford in 1996, is now the First Minister of the Province, and on the face of it, a trusted and respected politician.
The British Secret Service know that O'Donnell is secretly the leader of the New IRA, a group determined to re-kindle the troubles and destabilise the peace process. Not only is The Firm willing to assist Fuller and his team in assassinating O'Donnell, but will pay handsomely for the privilege.
'The Fire' is book two in the Rick Fuller Trilogy... The game is definitely back on.
Again, Robert White has delivered for his fans with a gritty 'no-holds-barred' sequel to The FIX and another late-night race to read to the end.
Des, Lauren, and Rick Fuller again work hard to right the wrongs of the past and are soon knee-deep in fresh conspiracies where not unexpectedly, the British Government's involvement interferes with their search for justice. However, things aren't what they seem, and the trio is soon in deep trouble, and then things begin to get interesting.
Robert's second Rick Fuller novel is as good, if not better than the first. It's gritty, hard-nosed approach to describing the underbelly of Britain's criminal fraternity, and the duplicity of its government is entirely plausible.