Monday, 12 April 2010
The Day of the Real Jack Russell
.....the paperback of the second Mystery Man book, The Day of the Jack Russell, isn't too far away from publication now, and should start appearing in the shops towards the end of next month. Those who have read it and aren't from Northern Ireland, may think I made up the fact that MI5 has a regional headquarters just up the road from my home town, or that I merely imagined that if some kind of nuclear holocaust obliterates London, security servies will be administered from a sleepy little town just outside Belfast. Well, think again. It's all over the news this morning that the Real IRA just blew up a car bomb outside it. Thankfully nobody killed, but one person slightly injured. The Real IRA themselves are a mysterious group believed to number no more than two men and a wee lad. They have nothing to do with The Pretend IRA, or the Imaginary IRA, or indeed the Surreal IRA, who were responsible for last year's custard bombing in Londonderry.