Mystery F.m. O'rourke Poison Tree

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Poison Tree

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A young Irishman, Billy Quinn, is sent to live in Beverly Hills by the awe-inspiring IRA figurehead, Michael Kileen. Kileen has hatched a brilliant terrorist plot to assassinate the visiting Queen Elizabeth, and Billy becomes an unwitting pawn in the proceedings.

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A lurid first hardcover about a renegade IRA unit that-- despite the promise of ceasefire talks aimed at bringing peace to Northern Ireland--soldiers on with a mad scheme to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II on her scheduled visit to Los Angeles. At 18, Billy Quinn (whose father was gunned down before his eyes in 1985 Belfast) is a battle-scarred veteran of the IRA's bloody campaigns against the British. Acting on instructions from Michael Kileen (a legendary figure in the Republican Cause), he agrees to participate on a need-to-know basis in what could prove a suicide mission to southern California. The die-hard terrorist Kileen first sends handsome, quick-witted Billy to L.A. to replace Brian O'Malley, the recently orphaned grandson of widower Major James Queally-Smythe, an aging English film director haunted by memories of his estranged daughter and WW II internment by the Japanese. While unsure precisely what his assignment entails, Billy assumes the role of Brian (who has been kidnapped in Ulster). Kileen also dispatches two equally ignorant boyos, thuggish Francis Duffy and dreamy Dermot Tumelty, to L.A. to do the dirtier work his insane plot requires. Meanwhile, charming Billy is accepted without question by the major (who has not seen Brian in over a decade) and makes a name for himself as a lady's man at Pacific Academy. His only real conquest, though, is Kelly Huston, a caring classmate who senses he may have more troubles than the average teenager. When Kileen arrives in L.A., the lads suspect he has more in mind than simply embarrassing the Crown at a reception to honor Queally- Smythe; indeed, they conclude that he means to kill the Queen and leave them holding the bag--or, worse, dead in the resultant carnage. Acting on their own initiative, they frustrate Kileen's best-laid plan at the 11th hour. 'Tis, as the denizens of a Dublin pub might attest with nods and winks, a grand tale. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

From Publishers Weekly:

Queen Elizabeth is targeted for assassination by the IRA in this chilling thriller, the semi-pseudonymous hardcover debut of Michael O'Rourke (The Darkling, a paperback horror novel; numerous TV documentaries). Old hatreds are dying hard in the Ireland of 1997, particularly within the heart of legendary Irish terrorist Michael Kileen, who plans to sabotage an uneasy peace by having the queen killed during her upcoming trip to California. The scheme hinges on a master deception: forcing, under threat of death, 17-year-old Billy Quinn, whose father was killed long ago by British soldiers, to pose as one Brian O'Malley. Brian's grandfather, who has never seen his grandson, is celebrated filmmaker and war hero Major James Queally-Smythe, now residing in California, who will be honored by the queen during her visit. During the ceremony, it is eventually revealed, Billy will detonate a bomb secreted on Queally-Smythe. But after Queally-Smythe enlists the help of a pretty teenage neighbor to usher Billy/Brian into American society, the young man begins to have a change of heart and transforms from pawn to knight. Deftly mixing spy shenanigans and adolescent angst, this sexy, shadowy melodrama is most engaging.
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