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Goering’s Gold

A sequel to bank heist thriller Northern Heist, in which ex-IRA soldier James “Ructions” O’Hare learns that — as real-life historians speculate actually occurred — Nazi Reichmarschall Hermann Goering had a huge stash of gold bullion he’d plundered hidden in Ireland during World War II. But searching for clues to its locations, Ructions learns he’s not the only one on the hunt, and he will have to outwit, outgun, and outrun modern-day Nazis and the IRA to not only locate the treasure, but get away with it.

Richard O’Rawe is a former IRA operative who was imprisoned for bank robbery in the Long Kesh penitentiary during the 1981 hunger strike by prisoners, which resulted in the death of ten prisoners. O’Rawe was the IRA’s press officer for the prisoners. He would later go on to write a bestselling book about the experience, Blanketmen: An Untold Story of the H-Block Hunger Strike, as well as several other books inspired by his experiences in the IRA, including Afterlives: The Hunger Strike and the Secret Offer that Changed Irish History, and In the Name of the Son: The Gerry Conlon Story. Most recently, he is the author of the IRA-themed thriller, Northern Heist. He lives in Belfast.

Praise for Northern Heist . . .

”One of the best heist novels I’ve ever read.” — Martin Sorenson, bookseller, Green Apple Books, San Francisco

”Full of double- and triple-crosses… ’Northern Heist’s’ deeds and details seem as real as a smashed kneecap, while its stopwatch tension, heightened by present-tense voice, is reminiscent of such classic caper films as ’Rififi’ and ’The Asphalt Jungle’.”  The Wall Street Journal

”O’Rawe channels both Elmore Leonard and Guy Ritchie in this heist thriller full of sharp twists and gritty dialogue, emerging with a style all his own. His reimagining of the real-life bank heist feels so authentic readers will hope he has a strong alibi. Ken Bruen fans won’t want to miss this one.”  PW starred review

“Gripping … A hugely impressive and skillfully crafted debut novel … Its dialogue is sharp and venomous … O’Rawe’s confidence as a storyteller takes off as the heist begins, dropping you in all kinds of damned places.”  — The Irish Times

“A rollicking, colourful account.” — The Guardian

“A real page-turner with a polish unusual in a debut.”  — The Belfast Telegraph

“A cunningly plotted thriller.” — The Independent (Ireland)