A classic spy thriller with a darkly sardonic twist
A name from the murkiest corners of Britain's secret war in Ireland: Serpentine.
At first it's just gossip and fearful whispers. But then people begin to die and all hell breaks loose from Palestine to the remote Highlands of Scotland.
Fresh from the toughest assignments in the mercenary world comes former SAS officer Murricane. Can he find Serpentine before it's too late and before the horrific secrets of the past threaten to cause chaos not just in Ireland but in the Middle East too?
In a trail of mayhem that leads through Scotland, Gaza and Ireland, Murricane battles his own demons, as well as a monstrous former RUC officer, a disgraced policeman and a series of unreliable Land Rovers, until Serpentine plays his final, devastating game . . .
Serpentine is an explosive, bitterly funny journey into the darkest heart of the Irish Troubles and the violence that lurks in Scotland's most scenic Highland communities.
“A rattlingly good dark comedy thriller”
The Big Issue
“This is more than just a gripping page-turner. Morton combines his skill as a story-teller with the literary flair that readers will recognise from his other books”
Jeff Zycinski, head of BBC Radio Scotland
“Morton is up there with the best of Scotland's almost-young literary lions”
“Fast paced, lucidly narrated and featuring articulate characters, Serpentine is an addictive read”
The Scottish Review of Books