Unsung Hero: How I Saved Dozens of Lives as a Secret Agent Inside the IRA

Unsung Hero How I Saved Dozens of Lives as a Secret Agent Inside the IRA Kevin Fulton is the only double agent to have infiltrated the upper echelons of the Provisional IRA No known spy has spent longer within the organization or risen higher in its ranks In order to maint

  • Title: Unsung Hero: How I Saved Dozens of Lives as a Secret Agent Inside the IRA
  • Author: Kevin Fulton
  • ISBN: 9781844545520
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kevin Fulton is the only double agent to have infiltrated the upper echelons of the Provisional IRA No known spy has spent longer within the organization or risen higher in its ranks In order to maintain his cover within one of the world s most feared terrorist groups, Fulton was forced to take part in some of its crimes So highly was he thought of by the IRA leadersKevin Fulton is the only double agent to have infiltrated the upper echelons of the Provisional IRA No known spy has spent longer within the organization or risen higher in its ranks In order to maintain his cover within one of the world s most feared terrorist groups, Fulton was forced to take part in some of its crimes So highly was he thought of by the IRA leaders that they made him a member of their feared internal police ironically, his job became to root out and kill informers In 1994, Fulton was forced to flee Northern Ireland after one of his operations compromised his safety He was abandoned by the security forces for whom he was working and now lives like a fugitive But now he has fought back by doing what his military chiefs thought he would never be brave enough to do go public with his story.

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    1. Unsung Hero is the true account of a British soldier (Kevin Fulton is his alias) who went deep undercover in the Provisional IRA for 15 years, eventually becoming a member of its feared internal security unit (the very unit responsible for investigating and killing informers). Fulton's story is shocking for several reasons: the depth of his infiltration, the activities he participated in as an IRA member (with the sanction of his British intelligence handlers), and the way he was hung out to dry [...]

    2. Really enjoyed this book. Much of it is set in and around Newry, where Eamon Collins' book is set, and Eamon is even mentioned in Fulton's story. If everything Fulton says is true, it suggests his MI5 and FRU handlers were allowing a lot of violence to happen on Northern Ireland's streets. When you get to the section on Omagh, you'll shake your head in wonder, asking yourself, as Fulton asks, who was really directing the Dirty War?

    3. An interesting tale of a double agent working for both the British army and the IRA. This man was shafted by the Brits and deserves a medal plus the money and new identity he was promised for the sterling work he did.

    4. It was to be a tell all story. I did not like the fact he refused to tell a few of the points in the story. Guess, he is still trying to get his just reward. Personally I don't think he ever will. Maybe there will be a rewrite to the story?Cheers!

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