In a sequel to his award winning Raven's Honor and Raven's Fury, Roy French returns with another tale of the Raven, aka Daniel Riordan, once the most feared of all paramilitary enforcers in Ireland.
When Riordan joins the firm run by a security specialist named Brian Featherstone, "Feather" to his friends, his first assignment takes him across the ocean to France, where he is to act as an intermediary for a ransom delivery. Through no fault of his own, the handover goes horribly wrong and Riordan is wounded. However, he recognizes the kidnapper as Sean Wallace, a hard case from his previous life, and vows to track him down.
To do so, he must return to the hinterlands of Belfast and seek out connections that have long lain dormant. Many surprises lie in store for him, and he finds himself being played like a pawn in a chess game. He tracks down his prey and exacts revenge, but just as he thinks he has resolved the case an assault comes from an unexpected quarter, leaving a friend dead in its wake.
Angered by the deceptions and mis-direction, he discovers that Major Skinner, the head of covert operations, was behind the entire operation and used him deliberately as bait to kill Wallace. Knowing the truth now makes Riordan a liability, and the Major will stop at nothing to ensure that it does not surface.
But Riordan has one last surprise for the Major...
Once again, French takes us on an adrenaline pumping ride, with former friends becoming fervent enemies. There is barely time to catch a breath before the pace accelerates and our hero is thrown into situations where it seems almost impossible for him to survive. The action, as always, never lets up and the plot has more twists and turns than an Irish laneway