Stuart Neville is a partner in a multimedia design business based in Armagh, northern Ireland. This novel, also known as The Twelve in the UK and Ireland, is the first in a series.
"Not only one of the finest thriller debuts of the last ten years, but also one of the best Irish novels, in any genre, of recent times."--John Connolly"""Neville's novel is a coldly lucid assessment of the fragility of the Irish peace ... a rare example of legitimate noir fiction."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Perfect for summer--especially if you want to be reminded of what a blessing it is to live in relatively peaceful times.""--Slate" "The best first novel I've read in years.... It's a flat-out terror trip."--James Ellroy ""The Ghosts of Belfast" is a smart and atmospheric thriller about the many causes served and corrupt pockets lined courtesy of sectarian hatred."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR.org "Stuart Neville is Ireland's answer to Henning Mankell."--Ken Bruen "Stuart Neville's tightly wound, emotionally resonant account of an ex-IRA hit man's struggle to conquer his past, displays an acute understanding of the true state of Northern Ireland, still under the thumb of decades of violence and terrorism."--"Los Angeles Times" "Both a fine novel and a gripping thriller: truly this is a magnificent debut."--Ruth Dudley Edwards, author of "Ten Lords-A-Leaping" "Stuart Neville goes to the heart of the perversity of paramilitarism."--Sean O'Callaghan, author of "The Informer " "An astonishing debut. Brilliantly conceived, masterfully written, Stuart Neville's "The Ghosts of Belfast" is both a heart-pounding thriller and a stunning examination of responsibility and revenge. He is going to be a major new voice in suspense fiction."--Jeff Abbott "Stuart Neville will go far as a writer . . . It's a wonderful novel, brave and fierce and true to its place and time. I sincerely hope it sells a million copies."--"Crimespree " "Washington Post""Stuart Neville belongs to a younger generation of writers for whom the region's darkest years are history--