Skip to content

In the middle of the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921), the tiny fishing village of Castletownshend, County Cork, has an informer in its midst. The British seem to know the time and location of every IRA gun-running operation and everything points to young Brendon being the rat. But in times of war nobody can afford to be exactly who they seem, and it's not long before Mick, the local IRA commandant and father of Brendon's fiancée Mary, becomes the prime suspect.

Set during some of the most turbulent years of Irish history, Traitor: A Story of Irish Freedom interweaves the fates of ordinary Irish freedom-fighters with those of revolutionary leaders like Michael Collins and Éamon de Valera. In this sophisticated analysis of what it means to be a traitor, A.J.S. Crawford explores the fine line between loyalty and betrayal.

Read an Extract from the Book

Buy the Book


Latest News

Traitor – Out Now

2013 February 20

We are very happy to announce that ‘Traitor – an Irish story’ has now been published as an e-book for you to purchase on Amazon.

Did you know that you don’t need a Kindle to read Amazon e-books? They have a range of free software applications that allow you to read e-books on your Android phone or tablet, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows PC or tablet. Read more here. Download the app from your local Amazon store.

Our next task will be to prepare a physical release (a real book, folks!). Join our mailing list using the form on the right and we’ll keep you updated about that.

Publishing Begins

2013 February 11

Just to update you with the very latest information.. we have obtained our ISBN numbers for the various versions of the book, and we started to format the book for publishing on Amazon for the Kindle edition.

Not long to go now before we will be able to read the book in its entirety, and find out what happens to young Brendon!