Fifty Dead Men Walking: The Terrifying True Story Of A Secret Agent Inside The Ira
- Publish Date: 1997-07-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Martin McGartland
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For more than four years, Martin McGartland lived the remarkable double life of a secret agent. To the IRA, he was a trusted Intelligence Officer and an integral memeber of an active service unit.
To the British Government, he was Agent Carol .
By night, he would sit down with notorious IRA members to plan bombings and shootings of innocent people. Within hours he would have passed on details of the planned atrocities to intelligence chiefs in Belfast.
He foiled a plan to fill a holiday caravan with explosives in order to obliterate a lorry crammed with British soldiers; he saved the lives of more soldiers and police officers, who would have been killed by bombs planted under their vehicles and he risked his life by stopping a machine-gun raid on a pub full of young British servicemen.
Finally, his cover was blown. Martin was taken from Sinn Fein headquarters in Belfast to an IRA safehouse for questioning and almost certain execution. He showed remarkable calm and daring. Though guarded by three armed men, he dived from a third floor window in a desperate bid for freedom.
Fifty Dead Men Walking is not simply an incredible true adventure story, but also a fascinating and unique insight into the workings and methods of the secret world of the IRA.