In 1960s Ireland, the “Troubles” wreak havoc over the entire country, terrorizing citizens in both the North and the South. Paul Redding, a career supply runner for the Irish Republican Army, has finally had enough of the relentless violence. He is ready to marry his loving girlfriend, Jenifer—but having a normal life isn’t so easy. The price of freedom is one last task, but accepting the job puts him in the middle of a high-risk, large-scale attack on the British—and then a terrifying double-cross, which may destroy more than his own life.
Harvey Sieff’s Faded Flag is a based-on-real-life thriller unlike most Irish rebel stories. Sieff’s novel is also a universal story: a fast-paced, richly characterized portrait of everyday heroism and the cost of idealism.