Dead Heroes

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1960s & '70s

Ray Drayton

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The streets in the slums of Belfast, where young adolescents learn when to fight, when to run and when to do both...Their very survival depends on it. To many of the inhabitants, death is a daily occurrence and tomorrow may never arrive. Amidst the housing estates of this tortured city, life is not a precious commodity. It is cheap and expendable and only the strong survive to fight another day. Whichever side the young extremists find themselves on, the ideal is to fight for 'the cause'... and probably to die for it. Ulster... an emerald land of gentle people dispensing their particular humour with a certain magic. It is a magic born of folklore from another time when all wasn't as it appeared... inherent logic from an ageless past. If anyone were to peel away the veneer of charm from this Ireland, they would discover a very different Ireland. This is Michael and Danny Riley's world, a world of death and violence all in the name of 'the cause'. Two brothers who were so adept at administering their brand of terror on the streets, they began to believe in their own immortality. They inadvertently stumble on a plan to unleash a new form of terror on Britain, striking fear into the heart of every English farmer. The Riley brothers are heroes of 'the cause' and heroes of the people around them... They are - DEAD HEROES.


Epic, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Romance, Political, Historical Fiction, Action, Drama,

Short Summary

The Riley Brothers are heroes to ‘The Cause’ and heroes to the people living amongst them…They Are Dead Heroes.


Ireland, Ulster, England, Australia, Tuscany, Italy

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

,To overcoming British Rule in Ireland by a means never devised before

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Danny and Michael Riley, IRA Activists

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Leader, Adventurous, Aggressive, Desperate, Confident, Crazy, Funny, Uneducated, Villainous, Complex, Criminal, Narcissistic, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Colonel Cedric Moorehead-Head of British SIS secret extermination squad.

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Gracious, Leader, Manipulative, Aggressive, Complex, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Patriotic, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Connie – beautiful cousin of the Riley Brothers, married to Cedric

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Manipulative, Seductive, Beautiful, Adventurous, Charming, Gracious, Heartthrob, Aspiring, Confident, Romantic, Sexy

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available



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