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Fr Michael Flaherty returned to the Island to hide from the world, knowing that those he loves are in danger just because he is alive.

But try as he might, he can’t escape his past – and, soon, a phone call in the night makes him realise that he has to face his enemy one final time to rid himself of the evil that threatens everything – and everyone – he holds dear.

He finds himself in the middle of Jerusalem and in the middle of a fight for the greatest resource the city has – water. As the leaders of the Christians, the Muslims and the Jews argue over which of them owns the vast underground lake beneath the city, those at ground level are involved in a much more simple argument – who should live and who should die?

As Michael struggles with his own salvation will he know who to trust and who to destroy?

Reviews

'Hugely entertaining ... drives along at satisfyingly breakneck speed ...
Irish Independent
'With sparkling dialogue, deft characterisations and vivid sense of place Kenneally has the reader in the palm of his hand as the action speeds from continent to continent...a second thriller even more compelling than the first.'
Irish Independent Review
'A fine read...thrilling...skilful and engrossing.'
Sunday Tribune Review
'Keneally is a delight to read. Witty, dexterous, accessible, his prose elevates this novel from workaday thrillers. It has "international hit" written all over it.'
Ireland on Sunday
'a real page-turner... Kenneally manages to get inside of the main characters perfectly'
Woman's Way
Praise for Second Son
A masterful debut . . .
Irish Times
An absolute pleasure to read.
Irish Examiner Weekender
This is excellent first outing with a hint of great things to come.
Ireland on Sunday
Robert Ludlum crossed with John Millington Synge.
Irish Independent
Second Son is a terrific thriller that belts along at a rate of knots. '...the suspense is highwire.'Watch out for the movie.
The Sunday Tribune