His choices. Their lives. A moment of madness.
Ger Mayes doesn’t stand out from the crowd and life is passing him by. He thinks the world owes him a living but is held back by his own minor daily misdemeanors. That is until he kills a mugger and is blackmailed by a vicious Romanian crime gang. Ger keeps the secret from his wife, Jo, but bares all to her best friend, his mistress Renée. He also trusts his pal, high-wheeling drug dealer Tom, but gets dragged out of his depth into a world of darker deception. In a deadly struggle to cast off the gang’s net, Ger becomes more entangled. Can he find a way out and save those he loves?
Contemporary crime fiction set in Ireland, PERIL is the picaresque story of an anti-hero. Men want to be him, women want to redeem him. Ger’s story is fiction, but his origins are real – everyday folk living and working in a Dublin city center wracked with organized begging, drugs and violent crime. It’s not all leprechauns and shillelaghs in Ireland.