Michael Russell


Books by Michael Russell

The City Under Seige

Garda Special Branch Inspector Stefan Gillespie hunts a serial killer and becomes involved with Indian independence activists and the deadly aerial siege of Malta by Axis bombers.

Reviewed on 27 November 2021 by John Cleal

The City in Flames

Garda Special Branch Inspector Stefan Gillespie goes undercover to investigate a plot inspired by the IRA and the Germans to assassinate the Irish president.

Reviewed on 31 October 2020 by John Cleal

The City of Lies

Garda Special Branch Inspector Stefan Gillespie, investigating the IRA murder of a Garda, a pitched battle between racecourse gangs and the partly burnt bodies of a family of five, is called off for a sensitive mission to Berlin, but soon discovers all the incidents are connected and that his own life is in danger.

Reviewed on 12 January 2019 by John Cleal

The City in Darkness

In 1939, neutrality distances Ireland from the struggle in Europe, but the Irish Special Branch have plenty of concerns about what is happening at home.

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Chris Roberts

The City of Strangers

Detective Sergeant Stefan Gillespie is sent to New York on what appears to be a simple mission to escort a suspected murderer back to Ireland.  It turns out to be far from simple and highly dangerous.

Reviewed on 14 December 2013 by Arnold Taylor