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Martin Hand

Location: Dublin

Bio

This writing thing is keeping soul together if not body.

Books

The Green Platoon

When a platoon of raw Irish Army recruits is sent to the Middle East on a UN peacekeeping mission. It soon becomes clear that one of the group is very different from the average soldier. Fionn O’Toole seems to capture the hearts and minds of everyone he comes into contact with. He has healing powers, a calm wisdom and a deep insight into every situation the group is confronted with. But does Fionn really have miraculous powers?

While his Irish comrades are left feeling confused and unsettled by his behaviour, Fionn is immediately welcomed as a kind of messiah by their Palestinian and Jordanian hosts. But it is only after half the platoon is captured by the Israelis during a daring mission to cross the Dead Sea that the true potency of Fionn’s powers are revealed.

Will the Israeli authorities listen to the peace-loving Irish soldier, or will they make an example of this confusing charismatic figure?

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