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Jig 

Jig (1987)
(The first book in the Frank Pagan series)
A novel by Campbell Armstrong

 
Publisher's Weekly
Armstrong's topnotch thriller gets off with a bang as wealthy American supporters of the IRA are shocked out of their complacency when the distant war comes to their own homeground. The theft of $10 million bound for the Cause provokes the secret army's inner circle to send out its most reliable man, the nameless, faceless Jig, an unerring terrorist who avoids harming the innocent. Following a tip that one of the key American fundraisers is responsible, Jig becomes a detective, like his opposite number, British cop Frank Pagan, who dogs his heels. Also over here, by unlikely coincidence, is a rabble-rousing Protestant minister from Belfast who is playing his own violent game. Individually, many of the characters and actions are cliches and stereotypes but Armstrong weaves a web of broken and yearning family ties, both real and metaphoric, that will draw readers in and speed them through the maze.

Library Journal
A fast-paced, accomplished novel that explores the Irish Republican Army, contemporary terrorism, and American involvement, by the author of many award-winning novels. British officer Frank Pagan is sent to the United States to find the mysterious Jig, an elusive IRA terrorist on a mission to recover a large missing sum of IRA money. Jig, though a terrorist, is also a hero of sorts and so the non-IRA elements from Northern Ireland are attempting to eliminate him. In character and atmosphere Jig is very reminiscent of The Day of the Jackal , though Armstrong's characters elicit more sympathy. His accurate, apt images, his sardonic humor, his ingenious plot twists, and his amiable characters place Armstrong on a par with LeCarre and Ambler. Don't miss this one. Jeam B. Palmer, Andover, Mass.

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Campbell Armstrong's Jig


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Hardback Editions

August 1987 : Hardback
Title: Jig
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 0340409290 / 9780340409299 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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August 1987 : Hardback
Title: Jig
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 0688068790 / 9780688068790 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

September 2007 : Paperback
Title: JIG
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 0749080418 / 9780749080419 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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February 1989 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Jig
Author(s): Robert Campbell
ISBN: 0671665243 / 9780671665241 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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August 1988 : Paperback
Title: Jig (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 034042219X / 9780340422199 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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1987 : Perfect Paperback
Title: JIG
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 3404252217 / 9783404252213
Publisher:
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : MP3 CD
Title: Jig
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 1407939343 / 9781407939346 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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May 2008 : Audio Cassette
Title: Jig
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 1407904329 / 9781407904320 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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May 2008 : Audio CD
Title: Jig
Author(s): Campbell Armstrong
ISBN: 1407904337 / 9781407904337 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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