About the book:
Fair Game book
Author: Stephen Leather
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Publish date: (24 Nov. 2011)
Pages: 528 eBook pages can be different
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Adventure Stories & Action, Thrillers
It was a big bomb, a mixture of fertiliser, diesel oil and aluminium powder with industrial detonators and
a mobile phone trigger. It had been three days in the making and now took up most of the back of the white
Transit van. The explosives had been packed into aluminium beer kegs, each with double detonators.
They had been stacked into the van, two dozen in all. Hundreds of six-inch nails had been duct-taped
around the kegs to add to the lethal shrapnel. The wires from the detonators led to a central trigger unit
which was connected to a Nokia mobile phone. It was a big bomb and a deadly one, designed to destroy
its target and kill or maim anyone inside.
The bomb had been carefully constructed by a fifty-year-old man who had driven up from Limerick.
The bombmaker had been making explosive devices for the best part of three decades and had been taught
by experts. He had been involved in the London Docklands bombing in February 1996 that had put an end
to a seventeen-month ceasefire, and had helped build the bomb that had devastated Manchester city centre
just four months later. When the IRA had lain down its arms in 2005, he had joined the Continuity IRA but
within a year had switched to the Real IRA, whose Republican views were more in line with his own.
Once he had finished putting the bomb together he had driven back to Limerick, and if all went to plan
he would be sitting in front of the television with his wife and three daughters when it exploded.