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Thrilling tale of anti-capitalism

by Sam Birnie
Issue No. 1834

THE NEW book Small Acts of Treachery by Kitty Fitzgerald begins in a secret military barracks, where Eileen Mahoney is being detained by the state as a suspected terrorist. Brought up by her socialist father, Mahoney has been involved in the major movements of the last three decades, from civil rights in Ireland to the 1984-5 miners' strike.

Her investigation into high-level corruption within an aid agency brings her into conflict with a covert global organisation which holds power behind closed doors.

Those who she had come to trust become enthralled by the system and betray her. Forming an unlikely alliance with her secret service interrogator, Mahoney challenges the multinational, defying the power of the secret state and global elites.

This is a thoroughly readable novel which causes you to reflect on the power of the multinationals, the state and most importantly the resistance to them.

Small Acts of Treachery by Kitty Fitzgerald is available from Bookmarks for £7.99. Phone 020 7637 1848 or go to

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Sat 18 Jan 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1834
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