'Eamon Collins's book is the most devastating account we have of what actually went on within the IRA during its years of "armed struggle"' Independent on Sunday
Eamon Collins was born in 1954. His family had lived for generations in the Camlough area, near Newry, Co. Down. He broke with the IRA after the events described in Killing Rage. Following the publication of the book, and while continuing to live in a nationalist area of Newry, Eamon Collins spoke out on paramilitary violence and the fragile peace in the North of Ireland. In the early hours of January 27, 1999, while taking his dogs for a walk, he was murdered near his home.
Eamon Collins's book is the most devastating account we have of what actually went on within the IRA during its years of 'armed struggle'. Collins revealed the banality, the ignorance and psychotic inhumanity of the little men pumped up into village Napoleons by the Troubles - Fintan O'Toole, The Independent on SundayThe most convincing honest book ever written about the IRA - Jim Cusack, The Irish TimesA moving, even thrilling book... I would recommend it very strongly indeed - Daily Telegraph