"Fishers of Men" by Rob Lewis

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Many of the books from former members of the security forces are poorly written. Fishers of Men is probably better than average on this count and is not as cliché-ridden as most of its predecessors. That said, it is very unlikely to win any literary prizes either. However, from the perspective of a reader interested in Northern Ireland (and in sensitive counter-terrorism operations), this is an important and at times fascinating book. It provides valuable and extensive insight into an aspect of the ‘dirty war’ which until now has been shrouded in mystery, uncertainty and denial.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalTerrorism and Political Violence
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • book review
  • Fishers of Men
  • Rob Lewis
  • Force Research Unit
  • counterterrorism
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland Troubles

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